In a shocking announcement on Saturday, star batsman Virat Kohli announced he would step down as Test captain for Team India. “I’ve always believed in giving 120% in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do,” Kohli said in her post. on social networks.
Last year, Kohli resigned as captain of the T20I and then he was removed from his role as leader of the ODI because the selectors wanted a captain for the white ball format.
“It has been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I did the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Everything has to end at some point and for me as Test Captain of India it is now.There were many ups and also downs along the journey but never there was lack of effort or lack of conviction I have always believed in giving my 120% in everything I do it, and if I can’t do it, I know it’s not the right thing I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team,” Kohli said in a statement.
“I would like to thank BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long time and, more importantly, to all the teammates who have embraced the vision I had for the team from the very beginning. first day and who never gave up in any situation. . You made this journey so memorable and beautiful. To Ravi Bhai and the support group who have been the driving force behind this vehicle that has constantly moved us forward in Test Cricket, you all have played a major role in bringing this vision to fruition. Finally, a huge thank you to MS Dhoni who believed in me as captain and found me capable of carrying Indian Cricket forward,” he added .
Kohli’s decision to step down as Test captain comes a day after India lost the three-match Test series to South Africa on Friday. Virat Kohli’s biggest win in the longest format came in 2018-19 as India won their first round of Down Under Tests. Under his captaincy, India also reached the final of the World Testing Championship (WTC). It must be pointed out that Kohli has not recorded a century of international cricket since November 2019. He last scored a ton against Bangladesh in the Day-Night Test at the Gardens of Eden.