Virat Kohli’s final Press-Conference As India’s T20 captain

Virat Kohli has always been very straightforward from the very beginning of his career. Be it as a player or as a captain, Cheeku is known for his aggressiveness and winning mentality and he gave yet another example of the same in his last press conference as the captain of India’s T20I team.

A month ago, Virat Kohli announced through his social media handles that the T20 World Cup will be his last tournament as the captain of the Indian T20 team. A few days after, he also announced stepping down from the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore from the next season and it saddened all the Virat Kohli fans across the globe.

The world hoped that Virat Kohli could get a fitting farewell by winning the 2021 T20 World Cup, but that was not to be. The blues got knocked out from the group stages itself and are now heading to their way home. Virat Kohli thus ends his T20I captaincy tenure without winning a single ICC trophy.

Speaking about his last match as India’s T20I captain, Virat Kohli said in the press-conference, “Relief firstly (on leaving T20I captaincy). It’s been a honor 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. A big thank you to all those guys (Ravi Shastri and his support staff).They have done a great job over the years, creating such a wonderful environment for the players.”

On being asked about his aggression as a captain and as a player, Virat Kohli responded like an absolute king. He answered, “That (his aggression) is never going to change. The day it does, I’ll stop playing cricket. Even before I became captain, I have always loved to contribute in some way or the other.”

Kohli also cleared up why he sent Suryakumar Yadav ahead of himself in the last 2 matches. He said, “Surya didn’t get much gametime in this World Cup, so I thought it will be a nice memory to take back. That was the idea (behind not batting himself).”

So that marks the end of Virat Kohli’s reign as Team India’s captain in the shortest format of the game.