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Virat Kohli drops a major hint on India’s next T20I skipper

By BetBarter Staff

November 8, 2021

India skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that vice-captain Rohit Sharma will take over the reins of the T20I team after he steps down from the position. India’s game against Namibia marks the end of Virat Kohli’s era in T20I cricket. Kohli will relinquish captaincy after the match. Ever since Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down, speculations were rife that vice-captain Rohit Sharma will take charge of the team from Virat Kohli. However, the names of KL Rahul and even Rishabh Pant were also doing rounds. Kohli though gave a massive hint saying that Rohit Sharma is overlooking things for a while now.

“I think it’s time for the next lot to stake this team forward. Obviously, Rohit is here and he’s overlooking things for a while now," Kohli said at the toss.

Speaking on his captaincy journey, the skipper said it was an honour to lead the team and he tried to give his best every time he donned the Indian jersey, adding that it’s time for the next lot to take over.

“It’s been an honour for me, I was given the opportunity and I tried to do my best. But it’s also time to create some space and move forward. I’ve been immensely proud of how the team has played," Kohli added.

Along with Kohli, the coaching trio of head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar will also vacate their posts after the match, which will be India's final game of the showpiece event.