Virat Kohli on Saturday had a blast on social media announcing that he was stepping down as the captain of the Indian Test cricket team. His statement shook the whole world. Many people cheered the 33-year-old on Twitter, among them some of the most famous names in world cricket. With 40 wins in 68 Tests, Kohli ended his tenure as India’s most successful Test captain. West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards heaped praise on the batting star, saying that he “will be named among the best leaders of world cricket”.
The West Indies great tweeted, “Congratulations @imVkohli on a great performance as Indian captain. You can be very proud of what you have achieved so far, and of course your name is one of the best in world cricket. will be among the leaders.” ,
Congratulations @imVkohli Brilliant performance as Indian captain. You can be very proud of what you have achieved so far, and surely, you will be named among the best leaders of world cricket https://t.co/DieCKL4bhE
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) 15 January 2022
Former India coach Ravi Shastri also praised the accolades that Virat Kohli has achieved as a captain.
“Virat, you can go with your head held high. Only a few have achieved what you have as captain. Definitely India’s most aggressive and successful. Sad day for me personally as it is India Our team flag is what we made together – @imVkohli,” he said. wrote on Twitter.
Virat, you can go with your head held high. Whatever you have as a captain, few people have achieved. Certainly India’s most aggressive and successful. Sad day for me personally because this is the team we made together – @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/lQC3LvekOf
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 15 January 2022
Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin and many others also took to Twitter to appreciate Kohli’s captaincy stint.
many congratulations #Virat Kohli On an outstanding career as India’s Test captain. Statistics do not lie and he was not only the most successful Indian Test captain but also one of the most successful captains in the world. can be very proud @imVkohli And looking forward to seeing you dominate with the bat
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 15 January 2022
It has been a remarkable journey King Kohli @imVkohli, Very few people have been able to achieve what you have. Gave your all and played like a true champion every time. You go from strength to strength! onwards and upwards
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) 15 January 2022
— Mohammad Azharuddin (@azharflicks) 15 January 2022
When Virat took over as Test captain, it was a feat for India to win a Test overseas, now it is an upset if India lose an overseas Test series. And that is how he has taken Indian cricket forward and that will be his legacy. Congratulations on successful governance @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/My2MOXNwMc
— Wasim Jaffer (@wasim jaffer14) 15 January 2022
I’m surprised though @imVkohli Sudden decision, I respect his call. I can only commend him for what he has done for world cricket and India. Easily one of the most aggressive and fittest players India has ever produced. Hope he continues to shine for India as a player. pic.twitter.com/W9hJGAYqhv
– Suresh Raina???????? (@ImRaina) 15 January 2022
Virat Kohli can be very proud of what he has achieved as a Test match captain. Number one will tell the story but they will not tell you about his strong desire to play and win in Test cricket.
— harsha bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 15 January 2022
—Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 15 January 2022
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 15 January 2022
“It has been 7 years of hard work, hard work and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I have worked with utmost sincerity and left nothing there. Everything is at some stage or the other. But wait. And for me as India’s Test captain, it is now. The journey has had many ups and downs, but there has never been a lack of effort or faith. I have always believed in giving my 120 per cent in everything. I do. .
Virat Kohli took over as Test captain from MS Dhoni and made India an absolute power both at home and abroad. He captained in 68 Test matches, in which he lost only 17 times with 11 draws.
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