Virat Kohli Reveals Leaving Captaincy Has No Selfish Motive
By CricShots - Oct 11, 2021 11:24 pm
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli has said that he made his mind to resign from the captaincy of India’s T20 team and RCB to manage his workload and give his best for the team. He added that he has always been detached from most of the things in his life, and that his decision was an unselfish one. While talking to Star Sports, Virat Kohli reiterated that he also went a step further to explain what actually was going through his mind before he made his big decision official.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli explained, “I had to manage my workload at some stage, it wouldn’t have been possible for me to keep going on through the year captaining every Indian team in all three formats and the IPL. As a batsman, you have to make sure you are contributing in the best way possible for your team. I am not the kind of person who holds onto a thing and sit, I don’t have attachment with anything and that clarity has always been there in my mind.”

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Further, Virat Kohli asserted that he has no intention of compromising on the commitment he has towards the team.

Virat explained, “I didn’t want to be operating at 80% and be miserable in a team environment where I can’t contribute my whole energy to the group very organically. I didn’t want to have a structure around me where I felt like I’m not able to be like myself on the field because my job is to make sure I’m in the best frame of mind to contribute for my team.”

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He further added, “And that is a very unselfish thing to do because what you actually want to do is provide the best out there for your team. And potentially have another guy (as captain) who has a fresh energy and fresh set of ideas to still carry that culture forward and you still continue to be the leader by motivating the youngsters.”

Till date, Virat Kohli has led the Indian team in 45 T20Is, winning 27 of them. The Delhi-born took over RCB’s captaincy in 2013, and is yet to lay his hand on the IPL trophy.