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Peoples reactions to Virat Kohli stepping down as India Test captain

By Kaif - January 16, 2022 - Last updated on Jan 17, 2022 12:29 PM Peoples reactions to Virat Kohli stepping down as India Test captain

Virat Kohlis announcement to step down as Indias Test captain drew strong reactions on social media. Here is how the world reacted to Virat Kohli stepping down as Indias Test captain.

Virat Kohli on Saturday stepped down as India’s Test captain. In a Twitter post, he said, “Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it’s now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey but there has never been lack of effort or lack of belief.”

His shock announcement came a day after India lost the Test series in South Africa 1-2. Kohli led India to the top of world rankings and during his tenure, the team recorded a memorable series win in Australia.

After this, a plethora of reactions came in from all around social media as a lot of people from all around the country expressed shock and lauded him for his achievements.


BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins.


Although I also am shocked by @imVkohli sudden decision, I respect his call. I can only applaud him for what he has done for world cricket & India. Easily one of the most aggressive and fittest players India has had. Hope he’d continue to shine for India as a player.

Sachin Tendulkar

Congratulations on a successful stint as a captain, @imVkohli.

You always gave 100% for the team and you always will. Wishing you all the very best for the future.

Sourav Ganguly

Under Virat leadership Indian cricket has made rapid strides in all formats of the game ..his decision is a personal one and bcci respects it immensely ..he will be an important member to take this team to newer heights in the future.A great player. well done ..@BCCI @imVkohli

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The International Cricket Council (ICC)

Mohammed Azharuddin

It’s always an honor to lead the dynamic Indian team. And the decision to step down is an emotionally heavy moment. A journey well traveled #ViratKohli #captain @imVkohli

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Mohammad Amir

@imVkohli brother for me u are a true leader of the upcoming generation in cricket because u are the inspiration for young Cricketers. keep rocking on and of the field.

Wasim Jaffer

"When Virat took over as Test captain, India winning a test overseas was an achievement, now if India loses an overseas test series it is an upset. And thats how far he has taken Indian cricket forward, and that will be his legacy. Congratulations on successful reign @imVkohli" wrote former India opener Wasim Jaffer.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

Congratulations to @imVkohli on a tremendous tenure as #TeamIndia captain. Virat turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The Test wins in Australia & England have been special.

Virender Sehwag

Many Congratulations #ViratKohli on an outstanding career as Indias Test Captain. Stats dont lie & he was not only the most successful Indian Test Captain but one of the most successful in the world. Can be very proud @imVkohli & looking forward to watch u dominate with the bat

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India all-rounder Irfan Pathan.

Whenever the talk of Indian cricket captains will arise in test cricket @imVkohli ‘s name will be up there,not only for results but the kind of impact he had as a captain. Thank you #ViratKohli


#Virat should be proud of his 7 year stint. He has achieved some remarkable things for Indian cricket. #CricketTwitter

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