Virat Kohli has stepped down as the Test captain after the series defeat against South Africa. Kohli took to Twitter to make the announcement. He replaced MS Dhoni in 2014. He is India’s most successful Test captain.
“It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I have 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 some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or belief. 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. I have absolute clarity in my heart, and I cannot be dishonest to my team,” he wrote.
“I want to thank the BCCI for allowing me to lead my country for such a long period and, more importantly, to all the teammates who bought into the vision I had for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation. You guys have made this journey so memorable and beautiful. To Ravi bhai and the support group who were the engine behind this vehicle that consistently moved us upwards in Test cricket, you all have played a massive role in bringing this vision to life. Lastly, 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,” he added.
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