10 Best Statements On Virat Kohli’s Resignation
Virat Kohli dropped a bombshell as he stepped down as captain of the Indian Test team on Saturday. Though, the signs were clear even before the team left for South Africa, but the world was left in shock as he stepped down as the captain of the men’s Test team. Virat Kohli, who had replaced …
Virat Kohli dropped a bombshell as he stepped down as captain of the Indian Test team on Saturday. Though, the signs were clear even before the team left for South Africa, but the world was left in shock as he stepped down as the captain of the men’s Test team.
Virat Kohli, who had replaced the legendary MS Dhoni as Test captain in early 2015, captained team India in a record-breaking 68 Tests. During his captaincy stint of 7 years, Kohli led the Indian cricket team to the number 1 position in the ICC rankings.
Having won 40 out of 68 Test matches, Virat Kohli is the most successful captain to have led the Indian cricket team in the red-ball format. Virat is also the fourth -most successful Test captain in the history of Test cricket. Apart from him, the captains who have won more Tests in international cricket are Steve Waugh (41 Test wins), Ricky Ponting (48 Test wins), and Graeme Smith (53 Test wins).
Kohli tweeted saying, “Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it’s now. It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now.”
Virat Kohli’s resignation as the Test captain came out as a huge shocker to the cricket fraternity and the fans, given his legacy and contribution to the Test format. Social media has been buzzing with tributes and heartfelt posts ever since he announced the big decision. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone is hailing the brilliance of Virat Kohli and are pouring their emotions out on social media.
Meanwhile, here, in this article, we bring you the 10 best tweets and posts on Virat Kohli’s resignation as Test captain. Here, have a look:
1. Rohit Sharma:
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Congratulations on a successful stint as a captain, @imVkohli.
You always gave 100% for the team and you always will. Wishing you all the very best for the future. pic.twitter.com/CqOWtx2mQ7
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 15, 2022
3. Sir Viv Richards:
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
4. Mohammad Amir:
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) January 15, 2022
5. R Sridhar:
@imVkohli created Habits which turned into a culture. With courage,character passion & aggression, You led this indian Test cricket team to great heights. Today's decision is a shocker!!
Wishing you all the very best for the rest of your international career. #No1forever ?? pic.twitter.com/NhcdsQOfwY
— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar) January 15, 2022
6. Lisa Sthalekar:
Wow…to say I am surprised would be lying, however it will be strange not seeing Virat captaining. Though everyone’s time must come to end, as they say. Thank you driving the global game through your leadership especially in the Test arena ?? https://t.co/ZsIZ4NNbYM
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) January 15, 2022
7. Saiyami Kher:
Didn’t see this coming…The most successful Indian test captain ever, says it all. He played with aggression & always went for the win. I’m waiting to see the King back in all whites dominating with his bat. Thankyou captain! #ViratKohli
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) January 15, 2022
8. Alviro Petersen:
Indian cricket used to be ok losing a test series overseas, but Virat Kohli showed that losing one now is not ok… That is the measure of Indian cricket's rise! Kohli showed true leadership by being accountable for the team's performances. Captains can learn from him!
— Alviro Petersen (@AlviroPetersen) January 15, 2022
9. Dinesh Karthik:
Heavy is the head that wears the ? #kingkohli
He's taken test cricket to greater heights not only for Team India but also for this format in general.
Plz tell me we will miss this last second DRS referrals too ??? pic.twitter.com/3R4E13JPOk
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 16, 2022
There are highs, there are lows but what never changed was his hunger to win and the aggressive approach which made #TeamIndia achieve wonders.
Thank you and all the best @imVkohli. pic.twitter.com/1jcXkSHBGt
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 16, 2022
10. VVS Laxman:
Congratulations, Virat, on a stellar stint as Test captain. In an era dominated by white-ball cricket, it's great to see how passionate you are about the longest format. You have led by example, played the game with great intensity & valued preparation in pursuit of excellence? pic.twitter.com/8nnJF9Njug
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 15, 2022