Kohli to step down as India's T20 captain after World Cup

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Virat Kohli will step down from his role as the captain of India's Twenty20 team after this year's World Cup.

Kohli said in a statement on Twitter on Thursday he wanted to “give myself space” to keep on leading India's test and ODI teams.

“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,” he tweeted. ”I have given everything to the Team during my time as T20 Captain."

The 32-year-old Kohli said he will still be available for the T20 team as a batsman.

The T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman starts next month.

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