Virat Kohli surprised everyone by announcing his decision to step down as the Test captain of the Indian cricket team. This brought an end to his seven-year tenure as the skipper of the high-profile Indian team. He led India to the top of the world rankings and during his tenure, the team recorded a memorable series win in Australia.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 15, 2022
India captain Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as Test skipper has been met with a great deal of emotion from all quarters. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said that he turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away.
BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins. https://t.co/oRV3sgPQ2G
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 15, 2022
Congratulations to @imVkohli on a tremendous tenure as #TeamIndia captain. Virat turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The Test wins in Australia & England have been special. https://t.co/9Usle3MbbQ
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 15, 2022
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also tweeted for the former captain.
Former West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards also wished him well in the innings and said he is among the best leaders of our time.
Dear @imVkohli, you’ve been greatly loved by millions of cricket fans over the years. They will support you in this phase too.
Best wishes for the various other innings to come!
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 15, 2022
Congratulations @imVkohli on a stunning run as the Indian captain. You can be very proud of what you have achieved so far, and for sure, your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket 👏 https://t.co/DieCKL4bhE
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) January 15, 2022
Here are some Other reaction
You’ve been an inspiration and a leader par excellence. Thank you for taking Indian cricket forward like only you could have. 🙌🏻
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) January 15, 2022
Virat says in his statement that he gave it his all and nobody can ever contest that statement. I have little doubt that he will continue to do that. But this will take some time to digest
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 15, 2022
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 15, 2022
Whoaaa…didn’t see that coming. #Kohli
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 15, 2022