New Delhi, 22/9: Virat Kohli has given two shocks to the Indian fans before the start of IPL (IPL 2021). Kohli has announced to step down as the captain of the Indian T20 team after the first T20 World Cup last week citing workload. After that Kohli also announced to quit the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after IPL 2021. Kohli has been captaining India in Tests, ODIs, T20 Internationals and RCB in IPL since 2016. While captaining India, Kohli has not been able to win a single ICC title to the team so far, while he could not make RCB the champion even once. Although Kohli has batted tremendously in Test and ODI cricket as a captain, but his performance in T20 cricket has declined.
Apart from this, Kohli has been yearning to play big innings for the last two years. Kohli, who has scored 70 centuries in international cricket, has not been able to score a century since November 2019. Virat has announced to quit the captaincy in the T20 format to focus on batting. Kohli will turn 33 on November 5 and looking at his fitness, it can be said that he can play cricket easily for 4-5 years now. It has been seen many times in cricket that in order to prolong their long career, batsmen give up playing any one format. Legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble used to play only Test cricket in the last days of their career. Kohli can also skip any one format.