Virat Kohli steps down as test captain in India | Cricket News

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Virat Kohli resigned as India’s test captain on Saturday. Kohli released a statement on social media to make the announcement. The decision comes a day after India lost 1-2 in a three-game Test series against South Africa. “It has been 7 years of daily hard work, toil and relentless perseverance to steer the team in the right direction. I did the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out. Everything has to stop at some point and for me as Test Captain of India it’s now,” Kohli said.

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Kohli thanked BCCI and his teammates for supporting him throughout his journey as India captain.

“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 team’s vision from day one and never have never given up in any situation,” he said. noted.

Notably, Kohli was replaced as India’s full-time white-ball captain by Rohit Sharma in December last year.

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The prolific right-hander said he always gave ‘120 per cent’ in everything he did on the cricket pitch.

“There were many ups and downs along the journey, but there was never a lack of effort or a lack of conviction. I always believed in giving my 120% in everything I do, and if I can’t do it, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and I can’t be dishonest to my team.” , Kohli added.

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