Dubai: In his farewell match as India’s T20Is captain, Virat Kohli on Monday said Indian cricket is in the possession of Rohit Sharma who has been donning the mantle of the captain in T20s.
“It has been an honour to captain India and I have done my best. The shortest format has to give way to the longer formats. I have been grateful for the opportunity. It is time for the next lot to take the team forward. Rohit has been looking on anyway, and Indian cricket is in good hands,” he said after he won the toss against Namibia.
Sending Namibia into bat, Kohli said, “The tosses have been a big factor, and when I have won a couple we will do what we wanted to do from day 1,” he said.
Kohli has made one change in the team that played against Scotland. Rahul Chahar made way for mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy.
While Team Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus has brought in Frylinck.
It is a good opportunity to play against India, which are arguably the world’s best side, and their batsmen to go up against their bowling lineup, he said.
“It was a big thing to get through the group stages. It was something we could not replicate back home, and it has been a massive event back home and for us here,” he said.
“Everyone back home is quite inspired by what we have done and we had some amazing messages over the last few weeks,” he added.