The 33-yr-outdated Kohli, who took over as full-time Test captain in early 2015 when MS Dhoni had introduced retirement in Australia, steps down as India’s most profitable captain within the format, with 40 wins in 68 Tests.
He helped the facet to a historic Test sequence win in Australia, and took them to the highest of the ICC Test rankings. Under him, India additionally reached the ultimate of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.
The BCCI took to Twitter to thank Kohli for his contribution.
“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,” mentioned BCCI in a tweet.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah additionally congratulated Kohli on an incredible tenure as Team India captain
“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,” Shah tweeted.
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal additionally termed Virat as an outstanding chief.
Congrats @imVkohli for an incredible tenure as captain. You have been an outstanding chief and past doubt probably the most profitable Indian captain be it house or abroad.I want you nice success in future and I’m positive you may preserve contributing along with your prime class batting for staff India @bcci .
Kohli had earlier given up T20I captaincy after the 2021 T20 World Cup, and was succeeded as skipper in ODIs by Rohit Sharma.