Kohli fans flood Twitter with thank you greetings as skipper steps down as T20 captain
Virat Kohli’s last game as India’s T20 captain ended on a high note as the Men in Blue beat Namibia by nine wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup Group 2 match in Dubai on Monday . Kohli had announced in September that he would step down as captain of India’s T20 team after the ongoing ICC event. Announcing the decision, he then said: “Understanding the workload is a very important thing and given my immense workload over the past 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and being captain regularly for the 5 at last 6 years, I feel that I have to give myself. space to be fully prepared to lead the Indian team in ODI test and cricket. While his last tournament as a skipper ended on a disappointing note, fans couldn’t help but thank him for leading the team to incredible victories during his tenure.
After Monday night’s meeting, #ThankYouViratKohli began to appear on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, as fans expressed their wishes for the former skipper.
Highest% win as T20 international captain. Virat Kohli – 63.37% Eoin Morgan – 62.32% Daren Sammy – 59.57%
And Virat Kohli is the only Indian captain to win playoffs in Sena countries. Captain level #ThanksViratKohli pic.twitter.com/gNk2UBzquL
– Mani Shankar Nekkalapu (@shankarnekkalap) November 8, 2021
India never missed a hunt where they needed 133 points against Namibia on Monday. Even though it looked like Namibia was going to give India a hard time, pedestrian bowling wasn’t good enough to sweat the men in blue. Fans thought they would see Captain Kohli one last time when Rohit Sharma left, but that did not happen. Meanwhile, KL Rahul looked good as they slammed their third fifty of the tournament
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