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Cricket fraternity reacts as Virat Kohli steps down from Test captaincy

In no time Twitter was flooded with reactions, wishing Kohli the best for his future.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 15 January 2022 8:48 pm

It was a shocking day for Indian Cricket Team fans as one of the most successful Test captains stepped down from his role. Virat Kohli announced that he will not continue as the captain in the longest format on Saturday. The 33-year-old made the announcement through a social media post.

“It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil, and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or lack of belief,” Kohli wrote in his note.

It came as a surprise for everyone and in no time Twitter was flooded with reactions, wishing Kohli the best for his future. Former cricketers also reacted to the decision from Kohli. “Many Congratulations #ViratKohli on an outstanding career as India’s Test Captain. Stats don’t lie & he was not only the most successful Indian Test Captain but one of the most successful in the world. Can be very proud @imVkohli & looking forward to watch u dominate with the bat,” wrote Virender Sehwag on Twitter.

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Kohli Thanks MSD!

Virat Kohli took over the captaincy reins from MS Dhoni back in 2014 when Dhoni announced his sudden retirement from the format. People may have forgotten that moment but Kohli did not forget to thank ‘his captain’. Virat made a special mention for MS Dhoni and thanked him for showing faith in Kohli. “A big thank you to MS Dhoni who believed in me as a Captain and found me to be an able individual who could take Indian Cricket forward,” wrote Kohli for Dhoni in his note.

He also made a special mention for India’s former coach Ravi Shastri, under whom he played most of the matches as captain. “To Ravi Bhai and the support group who were the engine behind this vehicle that moved us upwards in Test Cricket consistently, you all have played a massive role in bringing this vision to life,” wrote Kohli.

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