Virat Kohli has already announced that the ongoing T20 World Cup will be his last as the captain of India in the shortest format. Though he will keep playing T20Is for the team, someone else would be leading the side thereafter. It is worth noting that Virat has already stepped down as T20 skipper after he decided to not lead his IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The ongoing T20 World Cup will see Kohli leaving captaincy of a team for the second time in just one month. While he shared the message of leaving RCB captaincy midway during the second leg of IPL 2021, his announcement of quitting India's T20I captaincy came a month before the commencement of T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman.
"Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and captaining regularly for last 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket. I have given everything to the team during my time as T20 captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 team as a batsman moving forward," Kohli had said in a statement.
Virat Kohli's last game as India's T20I skipper
Given that New Zealand beat Afghanistan in their last round-robin game of T20 World Cup 2021, India have been knocked out of the marquee event. This means that their upcoming game against Namibia will be the last game of the side at the tournament, and also the last game for Kohli as the T20I skipper of India. The match will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday (November 8). The contest will kick off at 7:30 PM (IST).
Notably, the game against Namibia will also see Kohli ending his reign with 50 T20I games at the helm of affairs, thus becoming only the seventh skipper to do so. He has so far recorded 29 wins to his name across 49 games. Kohli must be looking to better his captaincy record win a win over Namibia on Sunday.