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A day after India suffered an embarrassing series defeat by South Africa in Cape Town, India's Test skipper Virat Kohli stepped down from red-ball captaincy. Informing about his decision, Kohli shared a heartfelt note on Twitter, thanking everyone for contributing to his illustrious career as Test captain. 

The Board of Cricket Council of India was quick to congratulate Kohli for his “admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights.”


BCCI Vice President, Jay Shah also lauded Kohli for his incredible leadership and for his contribution to Indian Test cricket. Taking to Twitter, Shah wrote, “Congratulations to @imVkohli on a tremendous tenure as #TeamIndia captain. Virat turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The Test wins in Australia & England have been special.”

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Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the most successful Test captains of India. He is popularly known for his overseas victories, which include wins in Australia, and England. However, Kohli was under scrutiny for a long time for not being able to perform as a batsman but he shut his critics recently with his determined knock of 79 runs off 203 balls.  Notably, Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain ahead of the South Africa tour.