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‘Few have achieved what you have as captain’ – reactions to Virat Kohli’s resignation as Test skipper

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Plenty of praise poured in on social media for Virat Kohli after the India batter announced his decision to step down as Test captain.

Having left his role as T20I captain and been relinquished from the same position in ODIs last year, Kohli no longer holds any leadership positions in the India set-up.

He departs, however, as his country’s most successful skipper in the longest form, having secured 40 wins in 68 appearances. India did not lose a series at home during his tenure and celebrated two away series wins in Australia (though he missed three of the four Tests during the 2-1 win in 2020/21).

There were plenty of runs too, with Kohli hitting 20 centuries as India captain and averaging 54.8 with the bat.

Legendary figures of the game weighed in after Kohli revealed his decision on Saturday.

There was a heartfelt message from Ravi Shastri, head coach for a large part of Kohli’s time as Test captain.

Current and former teammates had their say.

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