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BCCI office bearers pour in wishes for Virat Kohli

By Alan

January 16, 2022

After Virat Kohli decided to step down from his position as the captain of the Indian Test cricket team, several former and current cricketers hailed Kohli. Kohli remained the captain of the Test side for seven years. Under his leadership, India won several Test matches in overseas conditions.

He captained India in 68 Test matches, winning 40 matches and losing 17. Kohli is the most successful captain in Indian Test cricket history, both in terms of the number of matches won and win percentage. Kohli is the first and the only Indian captain to win four overseas Tests in a calendar year. Recently, he became the first Asian captain to win a Test match in Centurion.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hailed Kohli and said that under Kohli’s leadership India reached new heights, adding that he will continue to help the team achieve numerous goals as a player in the future. He also termed Kohli’s decision as personal and mentioned that BCCI supports his decision.

Under Virats 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,” Ganguly said.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah also congratulated Kohli on his journey as the captain of the Test side. He pointed out that under Kohli India performed well in home and overseas conditions.

"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 said.

BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla also mentioned that BCCI respects Kohli’s decision. He added that Kohli will contribute to the success of the Indian cricket team in the future.

We respect Virat Kohli's decision. His contribution to Indian cricket has been immense and as a Test captain, he got us a maximum no of victories. I hope and think that he will continue to contribute as a player to Team India and Indian cricket,” Shukla said.

BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal highlighted the fact that Kohli was the most successful Indian captain in both home and away conditions.

Congrats @imVkohli for a great tenure as captain. You have been a phenomenal leader and beyond doubt the most successful Indian captain be it home or overseas.I wish u great success in future and I’m sure you’ll keep contributing with your top class batting for team India @bcci,” Dhumal wrote on Twitter.