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Virat Kohli Quits As Test Captain | Ravi Shastri Reacts to Virat Kohli Stepping Down as Test captain | 2YODOINDIA

Virat Kohli Quits As Test Captain

Virat Kohli on 15th January, 2022 announce that he will step down as India’s Test captain, after his team’s 1-2 series lost to South Africa at Cape Town. As Virat Kohli had step down T20I captaincy earlier just ahead of the T20 World Cup.

After which BCCI sack him as the ODI skipper as well.

Announcing the news via his social media handles,

Kohli’s decision comes after India had lost the third Test match in Cape Town.

India land in South Africa as the clear favourites to lift the three-match series, instead the team crash to 1-2 series defeat which saw them losing the second and third Test match with a margin of seven wickets.

With this Virat Kohli also became the only Indian skipper to lose successive Test series in the Rainbow Nation.

In September Virat Kohli had said that he will step down from T20I captaincy just ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.

It was later reveale that BCCI had ask him to rethink as the Board didn’t want multiple captains in limited overs cricket.

With Virat Kohli not changing his mind, BCCI was force to sack him from ODI captaincy.

There were reports that Board might sack him if Virat Kohli loses in South Africa.

But, Virat Kohli had opt to resign himself.

Ravi Shastri Reacts to Virat Kohli Stepping Down as Test captain

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri sent a heartfelt message to Virat Kohli after the star batter decide to step down as Test captain.

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The former India all-rounder said it’s a sad day for him personally as Kohli brought an end to a celebrate tenure of 8 years as one of the world’s most successful Test captain.

Virat Kohli announce his decision to quit as Test captain in an unforeseen manner.

The decision came a day after India lost a Test series in South Africa 2-1.

Ravi Shastri said Kohli was bowing out as India’s most successful and one of the most aggressive captains in Test cricket.

When Virat Kohli took over as India’s Test captain in 2014-15 season after an unforeseen decision from MS Dhoni to retire from the longest format, Ravi Shastri was part of the dressing room as India’s team manager.

Ravi Shastri’s tenure came to an end after the 2015 World Cup but Ravi was back with the team in 2017 after Anil Kumble’s exit as India head coach.

Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli join forces again as they help India transform into one of the finest travelling sides in Test cricket.

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India never lost a Test series at home and won a historic Test series in Australia under their leadership group.

As India also defeat England in Tests and were leading 2-1 before the final match was called off.

India also reach the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship last year but fell short of the big prize, losing to New Zealand in the final.

Virat Kohli explain his decision to quit T20I captaincy and acknowledge Ravi Shastri’s contribution in helping India’s Test team one of the finest.

When Virat Kohli took over as India’s Test captain in 2015, India were rank No. 7 but Virat and Ravi leaves the side which is No.1 in the ICC Test rankings.

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