Virat Kohli stepped down from Test captaincy

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Virat Kohli stepped down from Test captaincy

Virat Kohli stepped down from Test captaincy

January 18, 2022

Author 77baji

Virat Kohli stated on Saturday that he has decided to step down as India's Test captain following India's tight Test series loss to South Africa earlier this week. Kohli had previously vacated the T20 captaincy following India's performance in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Sourav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), responded to Kohli's decision to step down as Test captain by saying that the 33-year-old decision's was a "personal one," and that the board supports Kohli's decision.

Taking to Twitter, the former India captain praised Kohli, stating that the great batsman will be crucial to the team's success.

Indian cricket has progressed rapidly under Virat's leadership in all versions of the game. His decision is a personal one, and Bcci appreciates it greatly, he will be an important member in the future as this team strives to achieve greater heights, Ganguly stated.

Kohli leaves his position as India's most successful Test captain, with 40 victories in 68 matches. He ranks fourth on the list of captains with the most Test victories, after Graeme Smith (53) of South Africa and Ricky Ponting (43) and Steve Waugh (43) of Australia (41).

Team India reached new heights under his leadership, including a Test series victory in Australia.

India too came close to winning the World Test Championship (WTC), but was defeated in the final by New Zealand.

Ravichandran Ashwin wrote an emotional statement for former India captain Virat Kohli after he announced his intention to leave as Test captain on Sunday. After seven years as India's Test captain, Kohli announced his retirement on Saturday. Kohli's legacy as a leader, according to Ashwin, will be defined by the standards he has established. Kohli's greatest takeaway from his time as captain was also noted by the seasoned spinner.

Ashwin commented that cricket leaders will always be remembered for their records and victories, but Kohli’s career as a captain will be defined by the standards he set. There will be people who will discuss wins in Australia, England, Spain, and other countries.