Virat Kohli steps down as India’s Test captain; ‘Can’t be dishonest to my team’

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Published by Jaansi Kaul on 15 Jan 2022

Virat Kohli on Saturday took to his Twitter account to announce himself stepping down from the captaincy of India’s Test team.The decision comes a day after India lost 12 times in a three-game Test series against South Africa. He mentioned that even after 7 years of hard work for every match and took his team to the right path and also said that he is now done with his job and he did his job with honesty and left nothing but at last he mentioned about that now its a halt and for him, it is now.

Kohli thanked BCCI and his teammates for supporting him throughout his journey as India captain.

“I want to thank 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 for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation,” he said.

Notably, Kohli was replaced as India’s full-time basketball captain by Rohit Sharma in December last year. The prolific right-hander said he always gave ‘120 percent’ in everything he did on the cricket pitch.

Kohli added that there has always been ups and downs along the road but that didn’t stop him from giving his 120 per cent into the everything he does, and if he likes to believe that if it’s something he can’t do, it’s not the right thing to do.

Kohli was appointed as Test captain for Indian team in 2014 when MS Dhoni stepped down midway through the series against Australia. 

 

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