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“End Of An Era”- Twitter Reacts To Virat Kohli’s Resignation As Test Captain

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Just one day after India’s disappointing defeat against South Africa in the Freedom Trophy 2021-22, Virat Kohli dropped a bomb on his social media handles. Virat announced that he will no longer continue as the Test captain of Team India. This came as a shocker to the fans and entire cricketing fraternity as India’s record in Tests under Virat Kohli has been second to none.

In fact, Virat is the most successful Test captain ever for India. India won 40 out of the 68 matches in which Virat was the captain. A great crop of fast bowlers flourished under him. Virat Kohli was awarded the leadership role when MS Dhoni stepped down as Test captain during the 2014 Australia tour. India was ranked seventh in Test cricket at that time.

From there, Virat Kohli deserves a lot of credit for leading the Indian Test squad to a position where they are now consistently at the no.1 spot. India won their first Test series in Australia and played the inaugural WTC final under Virat’s captaincy.

T20 World Cup 2021 was Kohli’s last stint as T20I captain and later BCCI sacked him as the ODI captain because the selectors preferred having the same leader for white-ball cricket. But Virat quitting Test captaincy was unexpected as he has been a global ambassador of the longest format and has received heavy praise from legends of the game for promoting Test cricket.

Here is how Cricket Twitter reacted to the shocking news:

It should be noted that Virat had recently received a lot of flak for his behaviour on-field after a controversial DRS call of South African batter Dean Elgar. He had gone near to the stump mic after the DRS verdict and said: “Focus on your team as well and not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”

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