India beat minnows Namibia by 9 wickets, courtesy half centuries from Rohit Sharma (56) and KL Rahul (54 not out) of their ultimate Super 12 match to finish their marketing campaign on a profitable observe.
“Relief firstly. As I said it’s been an honour, but things have to be kept in the right perspective,” Kohli stated on the publish-match presentation ceremony when requested about any feelings on stepping down from T20I captaincy.
“This was the right time for me to manage my workload. It’s been six-seven years of intense cricket every time we take the field and it takes a lot out of you.”
Kohli stated it has been “great fun” with a “great bunch” of gamers within the crew.
“We’ve really performed well as a team. I know we have not gone far in this World Cup, but we have had some good results in T20 and enjoyed playing together.
“It’s a sport of margins, T20 cricket. You discuss two overs of cricket with intent within the first two video games and issues might have been completely different. We weren’t courageous sufficient as I stated. We will not be a crew that may give excuse of tosses.”
He thanked outgoing head coach Ravi Shashtri and other support staff for their contributions to Indian cricket.
“Big thanks to all these guys, they’ve achieved an incredible job all these years holding the group collectively. Great setting with them round, they had been an prolonged half of our greater household.
“They’ve contributed immensely to Indian cricket as well. A big thank you to all of them from all of us.”
Asked if he would proceed to present the identical on-subject depth whilst only a participant, he stated, “That’s never going to change. If I can’t do that I will not play anymore. Even when I wasn’t captain before I was always keen to see where the game is going.
“I’m not going to stand round and do nothing.”
On the rationale behind sending Suryakumar Yadav as number 3 batter instead of him, Kohli said, “Surya did not get a lot time, it is a T20 World Cup and I believed it could be a pleasant reminiscence of him to take again.
“As a youngster you want to take back some good memories from a World Cup.”
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