Virat Kohli stepped down down as India’s Test Captain on Saturday. Kohli issued a statement on social media to make the announcement. The decision comes a day after India’s 1-2 loss in three-match Test series to South Africa. “It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now,” Kohli said.
“I want to thank 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 for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation,” he added further.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 15, 2022
Notably, Kohli was replaced as India’s full-time white-ball captain by Rohit Sharma in December last year.
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