Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of India’s test team after seven years in the position.

Kohli led the team for 68 matches and won 40 of them, making him India’s most successful test captain.

Virat averaged 54.80 in 68 Tests, amassing 5864 runs. The 33-yera old scored 20 centuries and 18 fifties.

Under him, India won the first ever Test series in Australia. The team made it to the finale of the ICC World Test Championship as well. India were leading 2-1 before the last match was called off in England.

He made his decision Saturday in the wake of India losing a test series in South Africa 2-1.

“I have always believed in giving my 120 percent in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do,” Kohli said in a post on Twitter. “I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team.”

The BCCI thanked Kohli for his “admirable leadership qualities that took the test team to unprecedented heights.”

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