Virat Kohli steps down as India's test captain

Virat Kohli steps down as India’s test captain

Virat Kohli steps down:

Indian star batsman (Virat Kohli steps down) has stepped down from Test captaincy with immediate effect, on Saturday 15 he confirmed his resignation on his Twitter account.

Kohli’s decision came one day after India’s loss to test series to South Africa, where all the assumptions failed that the Indian team will clinch their first-ever test victory on South African soil.

In the later of 2021 he gave up his T20 captaincy and he was removed from the ODI captaincy too for the ODI series with South Africa, in his tweet to BCCI Kohli said:

“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. 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. 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.”

Virat Kohli led the Indian team in red ball first time against Australia in 2014 in the absence of MS Dhoni, but once MS Dhoni took retirement in the middle of the series. Kohli became India’s regular red ball captain.

His Record As test captain read as:

  • Match – 68
  • Wins – 40
  • Lost – 17
  • Wins% – 58.82
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCt
Test99168107962254*50.391430055.67272889624100
ODI254245391216918359.071306193.1743621140125132
T20I958725322794*52.042340137.900292909142
FC1312161710211254*51.311820356.093436120939131
List A288278421361118357.671459793.2447701304149150
T20324307591020411341.147656133.28575906321140

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