Virat Kohli steps down as India’s test captain: Here’s how the world reacted | Cricket News

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Virat Kohli’s sudden decision to step down as India’s Test captain took social media by storm on Saturday. The prolific right-handed hitter, who has captained India in Test cricket as a full-time captain since January 2015, took to Twitter to make the announcement. “Everything has to stop at some point and for me as India’s test captain, it’s now. There were a lot of ups and also downs along the journey but there was no There was never any lack of effort or lack of belief,” Kohli said. said in his statement. Kohli, India’s most successful captain in the longest format, led India in 68 Tests, winning 40 of them.

Kohli’s announcement sparked strong reactions on social media.

Here’s how the world reacted to Virat Kohli’s resignation as India’s Test captain

“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 was the most successful captain with 40 wins,” BCCI wrote.

“When Virat took over as Test captain, India winning an overseas Test was an achievement, now if India lose an overseas Test series, it’s an upset. And this is how far he has carried Indian cricket forward, and this will be his legacy Congratulations on a successful reign @imVkohli“wrote former India fly-half Wasim Jaffer.

“BREAKING: After seven years at the helm, Virat Kohli has resigned as India’s Test captain,” ICC wrote.

“Congratulation to @imVkohli on a huge mandate like #TeamIndia captain. Virat transformed the team into a ruthless in-form unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The test wins in Australia and England were special,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote.

“Whenever Indian cricket captains speech will come in test cricket @imVkohliHis name will be up there not only for the results but the kind of impact he had as captain. Thank you #ViratKohli“, tweeted former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan.

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His shock announcement came a day after India lost the Test series to South Africa 1-2.

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