Team India had a dominant victory against Namibia last night. With this win, India remained in the third position of the points table and had to exit the T20 World Cup in the super 12 stage itself. Last night’s game was also happened to be the last T20I assignment for Virat as a captain and also the last match for Ravi Shastri as a coach. After witnessing a win against Namibia, Kohli delivered an emotional post-match interview.
When asked about how is he feeling after leaving captaincy, Virat Kohli answered with a smile on his face, “relieving.” He said that it was an honour to lead team India for the last six seven years. According to the Cricbuzz, Kohli said, “It’s been an honour but things need to be kept at the right perspective. I felt this was the right time to manage my workload. It’s been six or seven years of heavy workload and there is a lot of pressure.”
Kohli also thanked Ravi Shastri and the other coaching staff for their services over the last four years. “They have done a great job over the years, creating such a wonderful environment for the players. People loved to get back to the atmosphere. They have done a really great job,” stated Kohli.
As a captain, Kohli led India in 50 T20I matches. He won 32 of them (2 super over wins) and lost 16 games. Two matches were abandoned. He is the second most successful skipper in the format, standing only behind MS Dhoni. It is indeed the end of the Kohli era.