The precedent time came as Virat Kohli on Saturday quit as India’s Test captain, saying he did his duty with “absolute honesty” and time was on the right track to quit the position of authority.
Virat Kohli’s declaration came a day after India experienced a humiliating Test series rout against South Africa. Kohli was managing an endless flow of contentions as he was taken out as ODI captain by the BCCI after he chose to step down at Twenty20 captain.
His choice to stop as Test captain has come when his connection with the BCCI was so stressed that he liked to announce his decision on social media.
Kohli was named Test captain back in 2014 when M S Dhoni left his captaincy of the series against Australia. Every thing needs to stop at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, the time is now, Kohli wrote in an explanation which he posted on Twitter.
There have been many ups and furthermore a few downs along the way however there has never been absence of effort or lack of belief. Interestingly, when Kohli had left T20 captaincy, he had additionally posted his message via social media. It’s been seven years of hard work, work and tenacious diligence regularly to take the group in the correct direction. I have done the duty with absolute honesty and didn’t forgot about anything there.
Virat Kohli captained India to triumph in each home series since taking responsibility, the last being in December 2021 against New Zealand. He won Test series in Sri Lanka, West Indies and two times in Australia. He holds a 2-1 lead over England in an away series; the last match was deferred because of a Covid situation and will be played soon in this year.