Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli Steps Down As Team India’s Test Captain

Team India Test captain Virat Kohli has decided to ditch the captain in the game’s longest form as well, the 32-year-old confirmed on his Twitter account.

Kohli took the lead from MS Dhoni midway through the Australian Tour back in 2014-15. He has taken India to the top of the testing table and won the ICC Test puck a record five times.

Virat Kohli poses for a photo with the mace of the ICC Test. (Image: Twitter)

He has revolutionized test cricket in India and instigated an increase in the speed of the bowling offensive that has reaped the rewards in the past few years. He led India to their first-ever Test Series win on Australian soil in 2018-19 before leading the team to a 2-1 lead in England last year as well.

Kohli was also the captain when the Indian team reached the finals of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2019-2021 but failed to defeat New Zealand. Similar to White Ball Adventures, Kohli finishes his Test lead job without the ICC Cup as well.

I would like to thank the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long period of time and most importantly to all my colleagues who bought into the vision I had for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation,Kohli wrote on Twitter.

Virat Kohli
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The 32-year-old also thanked former coach, Ravi Shastri, and legendary 40-year-old captain, MS Dhoni, for his assistance in leading the team. This news comes after India failed to win in South Africa despite leading the series after the first test at Centurion.

As expected, the news came as a huge shock to the fans as he was always the favorite to lead the team in the longest form of the game, which he strived to promote.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Virat Kohli’s retirement:

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