‘BCCI respects it immensely’: Sourav Ganguly on Virat Kohli’s decision to quit Test captaincy
By SMCS - Jan 16, 2022 12:56 pm
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Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly has opened up on Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as India’s Test captain was a “personal one”. He also paid a tribute to Kohli’s tenure as the skipper of the team. However, Kohli has announced his resignation on Friday and with this, he won’t be the captain of the team in any format. Notably, he resigned from T20 captain in November last year whereas he was sacked from the ODI captaincy later on.

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Sourav Ganguly

“Under Virats leadership Indian cricket has made rapid strides in all formats of the game ..his decision is a personal one and bcci respects it immensely ..he will be an important member to take this team to newer heights in the future.A great player.well done [email protected] @imVkohli,” Sourav Ganguly said in his tweet.

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He led India in 68 Test matches and won 40 as well. He has been one of the most successful captains around the world too. “It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now,” he added in a statement released on Twitter.

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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli thanked former head coach Ravi Shastri and his former captain, MS Dhoni, as well as he announced his decision to step down from Test captaincy on Thursday.

“To Ravi Bhai and the support group who were the engine behind this vehicle that moved us upwards in Test Cricket consistently, you all have played a massive role in bringing this vision to life. Lastly, a big thank you to MS Dhoni who believed in me as a Captain and found me to be an able individual who could take Indian Cricket forward,” he added.

Meanwhile, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has also stated that Virat Kohli has always given 100% for the team and he will continue to do so as well.