"I have to take bulk of the responsibility now. I know that," Kohli told reporters on the eve of India's first One-Day International (ODI) against England here on Saturday.
"For the team there has to be only one leader. Split captaincy doesn't work in India, I was waiting for the right time. I wanted Virat to ease into the job," MS Dhoni
A special section dedicated to India skipper Virat Kohli was inaugurated on Wednesday here at 'Blades of Glory', a museum of cricket memorabilia.
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has become the second batsman after Indian skipper Virat Kohli to feature in the top-five of the ICC rankings.
Making his fifth comeback to the team, Yuvraj feels that new incumbent Virat Kohli inspires others with his own performances.
Now that the stumper has relieved himself of the baggage of captaincy, Kohli wanted Dhoni to bat higher up the order in his trademark aggressive style.
"Yuvraj has performed well at the domestic level and we must appreciate that. You should appreciate the way Yuvraj has played in domestic cricket. He's got 180 on a green-top Lahli wicket," Chairman of Selectors M.S.K. Prasad said.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the country’s most successful skipper, on Wednesday sprang a major surprise by stepping down as India’s ODI captain.
Dhoni, the country’s most successful skipper, on Wednesday sprang a major surprise by stepping down as India’s limited overs captain.
The former skipper will be available for selection as a player for the three ODIs and as many T20s against England starting January 15.