The world of cricket was left in shock on Saturday after Virat Kohli stunned everyone with his decision to step down as India's Test captain after the series loss against South Africa. The 33-year-old, who had earlier resigned from T20 captaincy, was later removed as ODI captain with BCCI looking to have only one white-ball skipper.
Despite all the drama, there was never a doubt regarding Kohli leading the national side in red-ball cricket for years to come. However, India's most successful captain in whites has taken the call to end a beautiful era which saw India clinch some historic wins and become No. 1 ranked side in Test cricket.
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The fans, as expected, could not digest the sudden news and flooded social media with posts. There were many people who were just talking about his legacy as Test captain where he led India in 68 matches, registering an incredible 40 wins.
On the other hand, few fans were just left heartbroken with the fact that the ever aggressive and passionate Kohli won't captain India again, in any format.
The netizens also thanked Kohli for his services to Indian cricket where he took the team to great heights. Some of the fans also blamed BCCI for the whole situation around Kohli and claimed that the Indian cricket is going through a very bad phase.
A tweet of a Virat Kohli fan just summed up the emotion of all fans where he stated, "Dear Chiku, you were my captain, you are my captain, you will be my captain. Thank you."
No matter what happened behind the scenes, one thing is for sure - Virat Kohli will forever be remembered as one of the greatest Test captains to have ever graced the game!