Recently Virat Kohli quit as the test captain of the Indian cricket team, a piece of news that he shared on Twitter. While many fans were disappointed with the information, others showed solidarity and support.
In 2014, when India ranked seventh in the five-day format match series, Kohli took over the Test captaincy. After that, he took the Indian cricket team to the number one spot, the team’s position for nearly three years.
In 2017, he took over the leadership as the captain of the Indian cricket team and led many victories in subsequent test matches. In the statement he posted on Twitter, he mentioned that there were many ups and downs throughout his career, but there was never any lack of effort or belief. He emphasised how he always gave his 120 per cent in everything he did.
He stepped down as the captain following the loss at the final test match in Cape Town by seven wickets to go down 2-1. He attributed the team’s poor batting as the reason behind the defeat.
Among the prominent cricket personalities that commented on Kohli’s quitting include Suresh Raina. Although he is not shocked by Kohli’s sudden decision, he respects it and applauds his contribution to Indian and world cricket.
Virender Sehwag congratulated Kohli for his memorable journey as India’s Test Captain. Furthermore, he pointed out that Kohli had an outstanding career as one of the most successful Indian test captains. He also said that he is proud of him for bringing glory to Indian cricket and looking forward to him dominating the field as a batsman.
In his message, Kohli thanked the BCCI for allowing him to lead the Indian cricket team. He mentioned how the team members also equally supported him and never gave up in any situation.
He also thanked MS. Dhoni, saying how grateful he is for believing in his leadership skills.
The 33-year-old is one of the most successful captains in the history of test crickets leading his team to 40 victories with just 11 losses.
Sources suggest that during his term as captain, Kohli was not in accord with Anil Kumble on many decisions, which led to Kumble resigning as coach. Kohli also did not lead India to a title victory in any ICC competition. Being replaced as the ODI captain hurt Kohli. And his verbal fued with the BCCI did not help matters either.