New Delhi. Virat Kohli has resigned from the captaincy of the Indian Test team. After the loss in the series (India vs South Africa) against South Africa, Virat Kohli has left the post of Test captain by sharing a long post from his official social media handle. He took over this post from former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) in 2014. After Virat stepped down as Test captain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also given its reaction through social media.
Virat Kohli Sharing the post on social media, BCCI wrote, “BCCI congratulates the captain of Team India. For his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He has led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins.
BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins. https://t.co/oRV3sgPQ2G
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2022
Virat Kohli quits as Test captain He wrote in his long post, “It has been 7 years of hard work and tireless dedication every day to take the team in the right direction. I have worked with utmost sincerity and left nothing there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as India’s Test captain, it is now.” He further wrote, “The journey has had many ups and downs, but there has never been a lack of effort or faith. I have always believed in giving my 120 percent to everything I do, and if I can’t do it, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have complete clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest towards my team.”
Said thanks to Ravi Shastri
Virat Kohli further in his post Thanks to BCCI, Ravi Shastri and Mahendra Singh Dhoni Paid too. He wrote, “I would like to thank BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for so long and more importantly all the teammates who have been with me since day one for the team. And never give up in any situation. You guys have made this journey memorable and beautiful. To Ravi bhai and the supporter group, who were the engines behind this vehicle that continue to propel us upwards in Test cricket. You all have played a big role in making this vision a reality.”
Virat said to Dhoni – Big thank you
Virat Kohli finally gave special thanks to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He wrote, “Finally a big thank you to MS Dhoni, who believed in me as a captain and found me to be a capable person who could take Indian cricket forward.”