The 32-year-old cricketer made the announcement through his official Instagram and Twitter account on Thursday.
While announcing the news on his social media handles, Kohli wrote, “I have decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October.”
The T20 World Cup commences on October 17 and the final will be played on November 14. Kohli will continue to lead the side in the Test and ODI format. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper took over the limited-overs captaincy in January 2017 from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Kohli had an amazing stint as the T20I skipper, under his captaincy India won the T20I bilateral series in SENA countries.
This announcement comes a few days after the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhamal rubbished the reports of Kohli stepping down from the limited-overs captaincy after the T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Kohli led India in 45 T20I matches out of which India won 27 games and lost 14 fixtures. The top-order batsman will be leading the team in the T20 World Cup with MS Dhoni as a mentor of the team. Kohli will be seen in action in the second phase of IPL 2021 on Monday, September 20 when RCB faces Kolkata Knight Riders in their first fixture. Before IPL 2021 was suspended earlier, RCB had acquired the third spot on the points table with 10 points in seven matches.