New Delhi: India’s star batsman Virat Kohli created a stir after leaving the captaincy of the Indian Test cricket team after the series defeat against South Africa. Earlier, Virat Kohli has also left the captaincy of T20 and ODI team. Under his captaincy, Kohli has done many big things, which Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not do in his entire career.
Kohli did this big feat
Virat Kohli has always been known for his aggressive style. Kohli also captained the team very brilliantly. He is the captain who has won the most Test matches for India. He had won 41 test matches. On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni put only 27 victories in India’s account. Virat Kohli was made the captain of the Test team in 2014. When Dhoni left the captaincy midway on Australia tour.
Dhoni did not win overseas
Under his captaincy, Mahendra Singh Dhoni could never win a series for Team India in Australia and England. While under the captaincy of Kohli, Team India has won both the places. Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil, the first Indian captain to win 2 Test matches on South African soil and the first Indian captain to win 3 Tests on England soil.
Thanks to Dhoni and Shastri
Along with leaving the captaincy, Virat Kohli has thanked coach Ravi Shastri and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a Twitter post. He further wrote, ‘Thanks to Ravi bhai and the support staff who were the engine of this vehicle which continued to grow in Test cricket. Everyone contributed in this. Regarding Dhoni, he wrote, ‘Finally many thanks to MS Dhoni who trusted me as a captain and found me capable of taking Indian cricket forward.’
Team India lost the series
Team India won 113 runs in the first test match played at SuperSport Park in Centurion and took the series 1-0 lead, but after that the Indian team won the Wanderers of Johannesburg. ) and lost two consecutive matches at Newlands in Cape Town and lost the series 2–1. After this crushing defeat, Virat Kohli took a tough decision to leave the Test captaincy.