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Bumrah reveals how Kohli broke the news of stepping down as Test captain

  • Kohli had stepped down from the Test captaincy role earlier last week a day after the Test series ended in Cape Town, marking an end of an era in Indian cricket.
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with Virat Kohli after taking the wicket of South Africa's Keegan Petersen(REUTERS)
India's Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with Virat Kohli after taking the wicket of South Africa's Keegan Petersen(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 07:55 PM IST
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India are No. 1 and so much of it is down to the hard edge Kohli instilled: Cook

  • Former England skipper Alastair Cook has paid a brilliant tribute to Virat Kohli, who on Saturday informed about his decision to step down as India's Test captain.
Alastair Cook and Virat Kohli in 2018. (Getty)
Alastair Cook and Virat Kohli in 2018. (Getty)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 03:39 PM IST
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'Captaincy is not anyone's birthright': Gambhir on the road ahead of Kohli

  • Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has, in stern words, talked about Virat Kohli's role in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa following his surprising decision to step down as Test captain.
'Captaincy is not anyone's birthright': Gautam Gambhir uses stern words for Virat Kohli's future; 'his role doesn't change one bit'(HT COLLAGE)
'Captaincy is not anyone's birthright': Gautam Gambhir uses stern words for Virat Kohli's future; 'his role doesn't change one bit'(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 10:01 PM IST
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'No matter what Virat says or what Ganguly tweets, it's a battle of 2 stalwarts'

  • Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif reckons that irrespective of what Kohli said on what Ganguly has tweeted, the 'reason' behind Virat resigning as Test captain is due to the two being at loggerheads. 
Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 05:00 PM IST
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Wasim Jaffer picks Virat Kohli's ‘highest point as captain’

Waim Jaffer believes Rohit Sharma will be the obvious choice but also picked three youngsters, whom the selectors can look out for the role.
Former India captain Virat Kohli and teammate Ajinkya Rahane(Getty Images)
Former India captain Virat Kohli and teammate Ajinkya Rahane(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 11:48 AM IST
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In Numbers: Why Virat Kohli's India is among the greatest ever Test teams?

  • Bowlers under Kohli's captaincy have averaged only 25.34. Among all 28 captains who have led their team in at least 40 Tests, Kohli's bowling attack stands second, only behind the English sides led by Peter May (21.94).
India's Virat Kohli (Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli (Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 11:50 AM IST
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'How can things go back to being normal again?': Ex-Pakistan captain

  • Following Virat Kohli's surprising decision to quit Test captaincy, former Pakistan captain explained why Team India will never the same again.
'How can things go back to normal again?': Ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt on why Virat Kohli quitting captaincy is a huge loss to India(REUTERS)
'How can things go back to normal again?': Ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt on why Virat Kohli quitting captaincy is a huge loss to India(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:23 AM IST
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'Virat will have to give up his ego, play under young cricketer': Kapil Dev

  • The cricket fraternity including past and present players congratulated the mercurial cricketer on his successful stint as India's Test captain.
Virat Kohli with teammate KL Rahul (ANI)
Virat Kohli with teammate KL Rahul (ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 07:11 AM IST
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Kohli said no to farewell Test as captain: BCCI sources

  • His 100th Test in Bengaluru could have been his final game as skipper if he had agreed to the offer by a senior cricket board official.
File photo of Virat Kohli.(AP)
File photo of Virat Kohli.(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:01 PM IST
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‘You Did Good’: Anushka recalls Virat Kohli’s captaincy

WHAT WERE VIRAT’S OFF-FIELD CHALLENGES; ANUSHKA RECALLS
WHAT WERE VIRAT’S OFF-FIELD CHALLENGES; ANUSHKA RECALLS
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:51 PM IST
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Legendary India all-rounder gives verdict on Kohli quitting Test captaincy

  • Despite an impressive win-loss percentage and overseas success, Virat Kohli's captaincy sojourn saw a bittersweet end.
Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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Virat Kohli knew those good old days of unconditional support was gone

  • The dream of the ‘final frontier’ came crashing down and we got ample evidence of Virat’s desperation as captain when he did that stump mic thing, a serious misdemeanour I thought, writes Sanjay Manjrekar.
Virat Kohli (REUTERS)
Virat Kohli (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:08 PM IST
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BySanjay Manjrekar

Ex-IND cricketer dissects Virat Kohli's sudden exit from Test captaincy

  • Kohli's career has now witnessed his captaincy adieu from all three formats including the leadership role with his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Virat Kohli(AP)
Virat Kohli(AP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 07:45 PM IST
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AB de Villiers reserves massive praise for Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli's sudden exit from the leadership role had the entire cricket fraternity erupting in disbelief.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers(IPL)
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers(IPL)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:57 PM IST
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'Astonishing': Childhood coach reacts to Kohli quitting Test captaincy

  • The 33-year-old's sudden announcement also shocked his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, who said that it was an “astonishing” call from Kohli.
Rajkumar Sharma with Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
Rajkumar Sharma with Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:51 PM IST
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Ex-Pakistan captain suspects Kohli quit Test captaincy as ‘he’s had enough'

  • Former Pakistan skipper list major reasons as to why Virat Kohli may have decided to quit Test captaincy despite having a lot left within him.
'Not everything's smooth within the set-up': Ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt suspects Virat Kohli quit Test captaincy as ‘he’s had enough'(ANI)
'Not everything's smooth within the set-up': Ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt suspects Virat Kohli quit Test captaincy as ‘he’s had enough'(ANI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 05:43 PM IST
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‘Sat next to you with tears in your eyes’: Anushka recalls Virat Kohli’s journey

  • Anushka Sharma dedicated a post to her husband Virat Kohli after he stepped down as Test captain. She gave him a shout out in her emotional note. 
Anushka Sharma gave Virat Kohli a shout out in her post. 
Anushka Sharma gave Virat Kohli a shout out in her post. 
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:30 PM IST
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Gavaskar makes unique Test captaincy suggestion citing perfect Rohit example

  • The former India captain also recalled the time when young Pataudi was asked to lead the Indian side after Nari Contractor had incurred an injury how that one decision changed his career.
Sunil Gavaskar; Rohit Sharma
Sunil Gavaskar; Rohit Sharma
Published on Jan 16, 2022 01:14 PM IST
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'When his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit': Manjrekar on Kohli

  • Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has made an attempt on understanding the actual reason behind Virat Kohli's sudden decision to step down as Test captain.
'When his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit': Sanjay Manjrekar says Virat Kohli wanted 'to make himself unsackable'(HT COLLAGE)
'When his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit': Sanjay Manjrekar says Virat Kohli wanted 'to make himself unsackable'(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 03:31 PM IST
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Here's how Pakistan cricket fraternity reacted to Kohli's shocking announcement

Several cricketers and fans from Pakistan also hailed the 33-year-old's contribution to the sport, with emerging speedster Naseem Shah calling him an “inspiration”.
Former India captain Virat Kohli with Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam during T20 World Cup (Getty)
Former India captain Virat Kohli with Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam during T20 World Cup (Getty)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 12:03 PM IST
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‘Well done Kohli on headache you have left behind for your successor’: Ashwin

  • India off-spinner R Ashwin shared a heartfelt message on Twitter for Virat Kohli after the latter announced his decision to step down as Test captain. 
‘Well done Kohli on headache you have left behind’: R Ashwin pens heartfelt tribute to Virat the captain on Twitter(GETTY IMAGES)
‘Well done Kohli on headache you have left behind’: R Ashwin pens heartfelt tribute to Virat the captain on Twitter(GETTY IMAGES)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 01:34 PM IST
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3 possible candidates to replace Virat Kohli as Test captain of Team India

  • There is one clear frontrunner for the position, but there are two more strong options, besides two other players who are likely candidates, ones selectors might want to consider.
Indian cricket team(REUTERS)
Indian cricket team(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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Palash Sen's video message asking Virat Kohli to not step down goes viral. Watch

The video shared on Twitter by Palash Sen shows how he sends a heartfelt message to Virat Kohli and requests him to not step down as India's Test Captain.
A screengrab from the video shared on Twitter by Palash Sen, asking Virat Kohli to not step down as Test Captain. (twitter/@docpalash)
A screengrab from the video shared on Twitter by Palash Sen, asking Virat Kohli to not step down as Test Captain. (twitter/@docpalash)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 03:02 PM IST
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BySohini Sengupta

‘Shocked’ Rohit reacts to Kohli’s decision to resign as India Test captain

  • Following the unexpected announcement by Virat Kohli, fellow senior pro Rohit Sharma took to Instagram to share his reaction and also had a message for Kohli.
‘Shocked’ Rohit Sharma reacts to Kohli’s surprise decision to resign as India Test captain(GETTY IMAGES)
‘Shocked’ Rohit Sharma reacts to Kohli’s surprise decision to resign as India Test captain(GETTY IMAGES)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:56 AM IST
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Vivian Richards reserves ultimate praise for Virat Kohli

Soon after Virat Kohli's shocking announcement, several ex-cricketers took to social media to pay tribute to the former India captain.
Former India Test captain Virat Kohli(AP/File Photo)
Former India Test captain Virat Kohli(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 10:33 AM IST
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Ishant recalls when Kohli told him 'it's high time to win series'

  • The 33-year-old Kohli signed off as the most successful skipper in the longest format of the game for India, having led the team in 68 Tests with a win percentage of 58.82.
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma & Virat Kohli (Twitter)
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma & Virat Kohli (Twitter)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:09 AM IST
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‘Definitely think Kohli is annoyed with selectors over ODI captaincy removal’

  • Kohli ended his tenure as the fourth-most successful skipper in Test history - winning 40 Tests in 68 matches while 11 others ended in a draw.
India's captain Virat Kohli (PTI)
India's captain Virat Kohli (PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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Kohli captaincy: A look at unique batting records held by former India skipper

  • Now, that he has stepped down from the Test captaincy, drawing curtains on the Kohli-leadership era, let's take a look at three of his most memorable batting records as skipper.
India's Virat Kohli plays a shot for four off the bowling of England's James Anderson on day four of the fourth Test match at The Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021(AP)
India's Virat Kohli plays a shot for four off the bowling of England's James Anderson on day four of the fourth Test match at The Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:18 AM IST
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Bollywood on Virat stepping down as Test captain: ‘Teary-eyed but grateful’

  • Several Bollywood stars shared messages for Virat Kohli as he stepped down as the Test captain of the Indian cricket team.
Virat Kohli, on Saturday, announced his decision to step down as the Test captain of the Indian cricket team.(AFP)
Virat Kohli, on Saturday, announced his decision to step down as the Test captain of the Indian cricket team.(AFP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:51 AM IST
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'Sad day for me': Shastri hails Kohli as ‘most aggressive & successful' captain

Under Virat Kohli, the Indian Test team rose to the top of the world rankings and also notched up its maiden series win in Australia in 2019.
Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli (Twitter/RaviShastriOfc)
Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli (Twitter/RaviShastriOfc)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:43 AM IST
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