Virat Kohli Steps Down As Team India's Test Captain After Series Defeat Against South Africa

Virat Kohli Steps Down As Team India’s Test Captain After Series Defeat Against South Africa

New Delhi: Virat Kohli on Saturday took to Twitter to officially announce his decision to step down as Indian cricket team’s Test captain after the series defeat against South Africa. The star batter had taken over the job in the year 2004 as two-time World Cup winning skipper MS Dhoni’s replacement.

Last year, Virat had stepped down as team India’s T20 skipper ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup after which the Board of Control for Cricket in India had removed him as India’s ODI captain as the senior team’s selectors did not want more than one captain for white-ball format.

Virat Kohli’s shocking decision comes just a day after team India’s heart-breaking loss against Proteas in the three-match Test series.

Virat Kohli has captained the national team in 68 Test matches. Under his captaincy, team India has won 40 matches and lost 17.

Between 2016 and 2018, Virat was at the peak of his form in international cricket as he was almost scoring a ton every 5 innings. However, he has been under the scanner for some time. The ex-India skipper has failed to score an international ton for two straight years now.


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