Virat Kohli has also announced to leave the captaincy of Test cricket after ODI and T20. Kohli has given information about this by tweeting. Kohli tweeted that after captaining Test cricket for 7 years, I have decided to leave it. I don’t know if this is the right time or not. Virat Kohli further wrote in the tweet that for the last seven years, my constant effort has been to work hard and take the team in the right direction everyday. I did my work sincerely and left no stone unturned. But every journey has an end, this is the right time for me to end Test captaincy.
Kohli further wrote that there have been many ups and downs in this journey, but my efforts and faith never waned. Kohli further wrote in the message, ‘I want to thank BCCI for giving me the opportunity to captain the team for such a long time. At the same time, I want to thank the teammates who supported me in my vision for the team and did not give up under any circumstances. In the end, Kohli thanked former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and wrote that thanks to Mahendra Singh Dhoni for reposing faith in me as a captain.
BCCI retweeted Virat’s tweet and thanked him for his contribution to Indian cricket. Tweeting from the official handle, it was written that BCCI congratulates Virat Kohli for his inspirational leadership ability. Kohli took the team to great heights. He captained India in 68 Test matches, out of which Team India won a record 40.
Let us tell you that Kohli, who made his Test captaincy debut against Australia in the year 2014, led India in 68 matches and won a record 40 matches. India had to face 1-2 defeat in the South Africa Test series. After winning the first match of the series, the team was constantly under criticism after two losses. Earlier, after the T20 World Cup, Kohli had announced to leave the captaincy of the T20 team. At the same time, before the tour of South Africa, Kohli was removed from the post of captaincy of the ODI team.