Virat Kohli’s sudden decision to resign as the Indian cricket team’s Test skipper has sent shockwaves to fans across the world. Not only the Indian cricket fans but cricket lovers around the world were left shocked after Virat Kohli announced his big decision.
In a Twitter post, he said, “Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it’s now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey but there has never been lack of effort or lack of belief.”
Following this, several cricketers and experts around the world have poured their emotions out on social media, reacting to Virat’s decision to step down from the Test captaincy.
Pakistan women’s cricket team batter Kainat Imtiaz also took to Twitter and reacted to Virat Kohli’s decision to resign. She retweeted Virat Kohli’s note where he announced his decision to resign.
Retweeting the original Tweet of Virat, Kainat paid a heartfelt tribute to Kohli by hailing him as the real “GOAT” (Greatest of All Time) and an inspiration. She also lauded him for playing cricket fearlessly for the last 7 years. She wrote:
“7 years of fearless cricket. One of the greatest captains that we have seen. Hats off @imVkohli Real GOAT real INSPIRATION”
Here, check out the Tweet:
7 years of fearless cricket. One of the greatest captains that we have seen. Hats off @imVkohli
Real GOAT real INSPIRATION ?? https://t.co/8MKK71LPgi
— Kainat Imtiaz (@kainatimtiaz16) January 16, 2022
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s big decision to resign from India’s Test captaincy came following India’s 3-match Test series defeat against South Africa. However, the reason behind Virat Kohli’s decision to resign is still unknown to the world.
When Virat took over the captaincy duties from MS Dhoni in 2014/2015, the Indian side was at the number 7th position, but he took the Indian side to new heights. He took the Indian cricket team to the number 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings.
Virat Kohli has ended his captaincy stint of 7-years as the most successful skippers to have led the Indian cricket team, having won 40 out of 68 games. Earlier, he had stepped down as RCB’s captain in the IPL, followed by India’s T20 captaincy following the T20 World Cup 2021. Later he was removed from the ODI captaincy as well and was replaced by Rohit Sharma as India’s new white-ball captain.