Virat Kohli Steps Down As Indian Test Captain, ‘Every Thing Has To Come To A Halt’

Virat Kohli Steps Down As Test Captainvia

Virat Kohli stepped down as a Test captain after a series loss against South Africa. He already left T20I captaincy after T20I World Cup. Later BCCI has announced that going forward Rohit Sharma will be the new white-ball captain of Team India. However, there were reports of a rift between BCCI and Virat Kohli on ODI’s captaincy. Now, Virat Kohli has also quit the Test captaincy. Virat Kohli had led the Indian Test cricket team first in 2014 against Australia.

Virat Kohli quit Test Captaincy

After the series loss against South Africa, today Virat Kohli announced on Twitter about stepping down as Test captaincy as well. In a long note, Virat Kohli said,

“It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil, and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there.”

“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 never has there been a lack of effort or lack of belief. I have always believed in giving my 120 percent 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.

“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 had 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.”

Here you can watch the ‘Rise Of King Kohli‘ in the old episode of Bowled Out by Praneet Samaiya. The video will take you to the journey of Virat Kohli becoming chase master, run-machine Kohli.

Rohit Sharma, who was chosen as a deputy to Virat Kohli in Test, and a captain in white-ball cricket will most probably take over as a captain of all three formats. What do you guys think about Virat Kohli’s decision of stepping down as a captain? Let us know in the comments below.

Follow Us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |

Youtube | Pinterest

Entertales is on YouTube; click here to subscribe for the latest videos and updates.

Praneet Samaiya
the authorPraneet Samaiya