Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of the Test team only after the retirement of MS Dhoni at the end of 2014 and led the Test team for 7 consecutive years.
Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of the Test team in late 2014 after the retirement of MS Dhoni.
Virat Kohli in Indian Cricket (Virat Kohli Resigns) The era of captaincy has completely come to an end. After leaving the T20 captain last year and then being dropped from the ODI captaincy, Kohli decided to step down from the captaincy of Team India in his favorite format Test. On Saturday, 15 January, Kohli informed the cricket world about his decision by issuing a long and emotional statement on his social media accounts. In his statement, Kohli mentioned his efforts and during this he also thanked many people, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni caught the most attention. (MS Dhoni) The mention of Kohli specially remembered the former Indian captain and thanked him too.
Virat released a statement on Saturday saying that for 7 years he worked hard and worked sincerely to take Team India in the right direction. Kohli also said that there is a time for everything to stop and this was the right time for his Test captaincy to end after 7 years. Explaining the reason for the decision, Kohli said that he always believes in giving 120 percent and if he is not able to do so, then he does not like him. Kohli also thanked the BCCI, his teammates and former head coach Ravi Shastri.
Dhoni remembered for this
Kohli took over the command of Team India only after the resignation of MS Dhoni at the end of 2014 and it was only after Dhoni’s advice that the Board of Control for Cricket in India handed over the command to Kohli. Remembering this, Kohli thanked Dhoni and said,
“Finally, a big thank you to MS Dhoni, who trusted me as a captain and saw in me a capable man who could take Indian cricket forward.”
Decision taken suddenly like Dhoni
Following Dhoni’s footsteps, Kohli also resigned from the captaincy after the defeat in the Test series on the overseas tour. Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket at the end of 2014 after the team’s defeat on the tour of Australia. In the same series, Kohli captained the Test team for the first time due to Dhoni’s injury. Then after Dhoni’s retirement, Kohli was made the full-time captain and since then Team India returned to the number one rank in Test cricket. Now, following the path of Dhoni, Kohli surprised everyone by suddenly retiring.