The decision was made after much discussion and deliberation. I have discussed this with Coach Ravi Shastri and Vice Captain Rohit Sharma. Kohli said the decision had been communicated to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and President Sourav Ganguly.
The workload increases significantly while remaining the captain in all three formats. Going through a busy career for the past 8-9 years. He has led the team in all three formats for over 5 years. Kohli said the decision was made to focus more on the captaincy in Testing and ODI.
Vice Captain Rohit Sharma will be Kohli’s successor in T20 cricket. Even after the 2019 ODI World Cup, there were discussions in Indian cricket regarding the split captaincy. Rohit is the captain who has led the Mumbai Indians to five consecutive IPL titles. The RCB led by Kohli has never won a trophy.
India has not won an ICC title since MS Dhoni. The T20 World Cup is a great challenge for Kohli. Coach Ravi Shastri will also step down after the T20 World Cup.
Who is next after Dhoni? The player is ready to lead Chennai