Sourav Ganguly BCCI president has praised Virat Kohli for taking the Indian team ahead in all the formats of the game during his period as Indian captain but said his decision to step back from Test captaincy was a personal choice.
Virat on Saturday put a full stop to his seven-year tenure as India’s most successful Test captain, just after an unpredicted series loss of 1-2 against the Proteas. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India won 40 out of 68 Tests with the historic series wins in Australia and England being the spotlight.
Under Virats leadership Indian cricket has made rapid strides in all formats of the game ..his decision is a personal one and bcci respects it immensely ..he will be an important member to take this team to newer heights in the future.A great player.well done ..@BCCI @imVkohli
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 15, 2022
Kohli tops the ranks amongst MS Dhoni & Ganguly as most successful Test skipper, as he has 40 wins followed by Dhoni with 27 and Third comes Ganguly with 21 wins.
Virat also ranks fourth in the list of most victories as Test captain behind Proteas captain Smith (53) and Aussies duo of Pointing (48) and Waugh (41). kohli who became the captain of the Indian Test Team in 2014 after legend MS. Dhoni stepped down in the middle of the series away from home in Australia.
The announcement comes after an edgy relationship between him and the BCCI which stripped him of the ODI captaincy after he decided to leave the T20 captaincy. A huge controversy has flared up after BCCI president Sourav Ganguly & chief selector denied Kohli’s claim that he was not asked to stay as the T20 captain.