Cricket superstar Virat Kohli to step down as India's T20 captain

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(CNN)Cricket superstar Virat Kohli has said helium volition measurement down arsenic India's T20 skipper aft the T20 World Cup successful November.

The 32-year-old made the announcement connected Twitter, saying that helium needs to "give himself space" to hole decently arsenic helium continues arsenic India's skipper successful Test and One-Day International (ODI) format.

"I person been fortunate capable to not lone correspond India, but besides pb the Indian cricket squad to my utmost capability," Kohli wrote.

    "Understanding workload is simply a precise important happening and considering my immense workload implicit the past eight-nine years playing each 3 formats and captaining regularly for past five-six years, I consciousness I request to springiness myself abstraction to beryllium afloat acceptable to pb the Indian Team successful Test and ODI Cricket.

      "I person fixed everything to the squad during my clip arsenic T20 skipper and I volition proceed to bash truthful for the T20 Team arsenic a batsman moving forward.

      "Of course, arriving astatine this determination took a batch of time. After a batch of contemplation and discussions with my adjacent people, Ravi bhai [Shastri] and besides Rohit [Sharma], who person been an indispensable portion of the enactment group, I've decided to measurement down arsenic the T20 skipper aft this T20 World Cup successful Dubai successful October."

      Kohli became skipper of India's constricted overs teams successful 2017 aft legendary skipper MS Dhoni stepped down.

      Kohli bats during time  3  of the 4th  Test lucifer  betwixt  England and India.

      The 32-year-old has scored 3,159 runs astatine an mean of 52.65 successful T20 internationals. India person won 27, mislaid 14 and tied 2 nether his stewardship, scoring 1,502 runs astatine an mean of 48.45. Since the commencement of 2017, Kohli has scored the third-most runs successful planetary T20 internationals.

      Kohli volition proceed to play for the T20 broadside nether the caller captain.

      He averages 51.08 successful Tests, wherever helium has scored 7,765 runs, arsenic good arsenic 12,169 successful ODIs astatine 59.07.

        The T20 World Cup is to beryllium held successful United Arab Emirates and Oman betwixt October 17 and November 14.

        He volition skipper the Royal Challengers Bangalore erstwhile the Indian Premier League resumes connected Sunday.

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