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Virat Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Issues A Statement On Twitter, Fans Lash Out At BCCI

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Virat Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Issues A Statement On Twitter, Fans Lash Out At BCCI

Fans of the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli must be pretty disappointed as he chose to give up the test captaincy after he lost the 3-match test series to South Africa by 2-1. Just few minutes ago, Virat Kohli took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and announced his decision of quitting the test captaincy.

He issued a statement in which he wrote that he led the team with complete honesty and gave 120 percent but as everything comes to a halt at some point of time, it’s time for him to stop being the test captain. He thanked BCCI, teammates, former head coach Ravi Shastri and support staff for their continuous support and for helping him in bringing his vision to life. Virat also thanked the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni for believing in him and in his capability to take the Indian team forward.

Here is what Virat Kohli wrote in his statement,

“It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve 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 also some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or lack of 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.

I want to thank the BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long period of time 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 moved us upwards in Test Cricket consistently, 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.”

Twitter has slammed BCCI for Virat Kohli’s decision of quitting captaincy and here are some selected tweets:

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There is no denying the fact that Virat Kohli is the most successful skipper of India as he led the team in 68 test matches and India won 40 out of them but it is also true that he hasn’t been able to make his team win any major ICC trophy neither in short format nor in the longest format. Though Virat Kohli led the Indian team in the finals of the World Test Championship 2020-21 but lost it to New Zealand.

Earlier, Virat Kohli gave up the T20 captaincy after the ICC T20 World Cup and later on he was removed from the post of the ODI captain by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Virat Kohli hasn’t been able to score a century in test matches since 2019 which was also going against him.

A huge controversy got erupted when he was sacked from the ODI captaincy and now he was under fire for his rash behaviour in the third test match when the South African skipper Dean Elgar was given not out by DRS.

With Virat Kohli giving up the test captaincy, an era came to an end but hopefully we will see him play some great innings as a batsman.

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