Fans bid farewell to Virat Kohli after T20I Captaincy Retirement | WATCH NOW

For a long time, the name Kohli was synonymous with India captain, as he led the charge in all three formats of the game. However, as India have continued on the recent losing trend of ICC tournaments, some even felt that this was the right time for the transition. The losses against Pakistan and New Zealand pushed India on the back foot and despite wins over Afghanistan and Scotland and being in a strong position against Namibia, the team's destiny did not remain in their own hands and consequently, the ongoing match in Dubai became a mere dead rubber. Other than Virat, this is also the last match for a lot many members of the coaching staff including head coach Ravi Shastri. At the toss after opting to field first in this game, Kohli hinted that Rohit Sharma could be the leader for a few years of the limited-overs setup before the younger lot takes over. And as the Kohli era in T20 cricket is coming to an end, Twitter has mixed reactions on the occasion.

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