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Kohli Took The Test Team To Unprecedented Heights: BCCI As He Steps Down As Test Captain

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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India lauded Virat Kohli’s commendable leadership qualities in a gratitude post after the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced his stepping down as the Indian men’s Test captain through a social media post on Saturday evening. Also Read: Virat Kohli Steps Down As Test Captain, Says ‘I’ve Done The Job With Absolute Honesty’

“BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins,” BCCI tweeted.

Kohli’s decision to leave Test captaincy comes a day after India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa on Friday.

“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. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or lack of belief. I have always believed in giving my 120 per cent in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team,” Kohli said in a statement.

“I want to thank the BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long period of time and more importantly to all the teammates who bought into the vision I bad for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation. You guys have made this journey so memorable and beautiful. To Ravi Bhai and the support group who were the engine behind this vehicle that moved us upwards in Test Cricket consistently, you all have played a massive role in bringing this vision to life. Lastly, a big thank you to MS Dhoni who believed in me as a Captain and found me to be an able individual who could take Indian Cricket forward,” he added

Under his captaincy, India also reached the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). It needs to be noted that Kohli has not scored a century in international cricket since November 2019. He last scored a century against Bangladesh in the day-night Test at the Eden Gardens.

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