Virat Kohli took everyone by surprise on a Saturday evening when he stepped down from Test captaincy following a 1-2 series defeat against South Africa. The visitors had won the first Test but lost the next two as India failed to win their maiden Test series in the Rainbow Nation.
His childhood idol Sir Vivian Richards paid tribute to one of the most successful Test skippers. “Congratulations @imVkohli on a stunning run as the Indian captain. You can be very proud of what you have achieved so far, and for sure, your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket,” he wrote.
BCCI congratulated Kohli for taking Indian cricket to new heights. “BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins,” BCCI tweeted.
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