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Virat Kohli Resigns As The Captain Of The Indian Test Team As Well
By CricShots - Jan 15, 2022 6:58 pm
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Just a day after losing a 21 series loss against South Africa in the rainbow nation, the Indian Test captain, Virat Kohli has decided to step down from the captaincy role. He made the official announcement through his latest Instagram post and he thanked the BCCI and his teammates for supporting him always. He feels that he has been utterly honest in his job and now is the time for teh captaincy chapter of his career to come to a halt.

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Virat Kohli resigns as the Indain Test captain

In his Instagram post, Virat Kohli wrote: 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. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or lack of belief.”

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He further elaborated, “I have always believed in giving my 120 percent in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team. I want to thank the BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long period of time and more importantly to all the teammates who bought into the vision I had for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation.”

 

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Thanking his teammates, Virat Kohli wrote: “You guys have made this journey so memorable and beautiful. 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.”

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Virat Kohli led the Indian team in 68 Tests between 2014 and 2022 and he pulled off 40 wins. He finishes as India’s most successful Test captain with a win percentage of 58.82. India didn’t lose any Test series at home under the captaincy of Virat Kohli – 11 out of 11 won. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India also won a Test series in Australia, Sri Lanka, and West Indies.

One of the veteran sports journalists, K Shriniwas Rao has tweeted that, KL Rahul will become the next Indian Test captain ahead of Rohit Sharma. However, there is no confirmation regarding the same.

Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to the announcement of Virat Kohli: