BCCI Praises Kohli For His Exceptional Stint As Team India’s Test Captain

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The Indian Cricket Board praises Virat Kohli on an amazing career as Team India’s Test Skipper. The BCCI as well as the selection panel accept his choice to step down as captain and are certain that he will keep contributing as a player and serve Indian cricket to reach new levels.

Virat Kohli has become India’s most successful Test skipper. Since taking over from MS Dhoni, he has captained India in 68 Test matches, winning 40 of them with an overall record of 58.82. As Test skipper, he led India to its 1st series win versus Sri Lanka in 2015, a success in the Emerald Island following 22 years.

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During his stint, Team India also made history by winning their 1st Test series in Australia in 2018, clinching series in the West Indies, rising to the top of the Test rankings, and marching into the inaugural ICC World Test Championship Final in 2021. Kohli also has an impressive record as a skipper, having won 24 of the 31 Tests played at home while losing only 2.


Mr Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI: “I personally thank Virat for his immense contributions as captain of the Indian cricket team. Under his leadership, the Indian cricket team has made rapid strides in all formats of the game. His decision is a personal one and the BCCI respects it immensely. He will continue to be a very important member of this team and take this team to newer heights with his contributions with the bat under a new Captain. Every good thing comes to an end and this has been a very good one.”

Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI: “Virat Kohli has been one of the finest captains to have ever led the Indian cricket team. His record and contribution towards the team as a leader has been second to none. To lead India in 40 Test wins is proof that he led the side with aplomb”.

“He led the team to some of its finest Test match wins in India and overseas – including Australia, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa – and his efforts will inspire the fellow and upcoming cricketers who aspire to represent the country. We wish Virat the best for the future and hope that he will continue to make memorable contributions on the field for the Indian team”.

Mr Rajeev Shukla, Vice-President, BCCI: “A cricketer like Virat comes once in a generation and Indian cricket is fortunate to have him serve the team as a leader. He captained the side with passion and aggression and played a pivotal part in many of India’s memorable wins at home and abroad. We wish him the best for his career ahead.”

Mr Jayesh George, Joint Secretary, BCCI: “Virat will go down in the history of cricket as one of the finest cricketers and captains to have ever graced the game. He captained the side with grit, determination and played a massive part in shaping India’s future as a cricket team. We are sure that Virat will continue to play a massive role as a player and as one of the most experienced members of the side.”

Mr Arun Singh Dhumal, Honorary Treasurer, BCCI: “With his never-say-die attitude, Virat gave his all to the side as leader and his fabulous record as a captain speaks for that. From the moment he became India’s Test captain, he made sure that India always strives for excellence and dominates world cricket”.

“While Virat – the batsman – remained a powerhouse, Virat – the captain – did not leave any stone unturned, powering the team to some of its finest performances across the globe. I wish him all the very best for the future.”

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