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Virat Kohli Steps Downs as India Test Cricket Captain

Virat Kohli Steps Downs as India Test Cricket Captain

Virat Kohli announces that he will step down as the test cricket captain of the Indian Team. After a 2-1 series defeat by South Africa, the former skipper sighted “It’s been seven years of hard work, toil, and relentless perseverance every day 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.”

Kohli was replaced by Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI (One Day International) format in December and previously stepped down as the T20 captain in September. In his tenure as a test cricket captain, he led India through 68 Tests, winning 40 and losing 17. Among his achievements as a captain is taking the  No. 1 spot in the ICC’s test cricket rankings.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India tweeted in response. They acknowledged all his (Virat Kohli) contributions as a captain – “for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights”.

He has taken the team to new heights arguably among the best captains around the world. He has been very successful in bringing back the prestige in the Indian Team. In his own right, he also became one of the top batters in the cricket league.

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