“Virat Kohli is one of the finest captains and once in a generation player,” BCCI said in the tribute for the former Indian captain and star batter after he stepped down as the Test captain on Saturday. It was his personal decision that BCCI respects as tweeted by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
Kohli’s seven-year-long reign as the Test captain came to an end on Saturday just a few days after the unpredicted 1-2 series loss against South Africa. Under Virat’s captaincy, India won 40 out of the 68 Tests which made him one of the most successful Test captains in the cricket world.
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
Kohli will continue to be a prime member of the team even if he isn’t the captain anymore as he will look to contribute as much as possible with his bat and make sure he is a good asset to be on the side.
Kohli’s worn relations with the cricket board recently made headlines when he quit the T20 captaincy and then was later stripped of the ODI captaincy. The BCCI president Ganguly said they requested Kohli to stay back till the T20 World cup, a claim which Virat Contradicted.
Virat Kohli will remain a batting powerhouse for the team and his contribution as a captain in all the formats of the game will be remembered and cherished for a long time to come.
Under his leadership, he had not left any stone unturned and has made India proud on many occasions across the globe.