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Kohli's decision to quit as Test skipper is his personal one: Sourav Ganguly Virat Kohli
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Kohli's decision to quit as Test skipper is his personal one: Sourav Ganguly

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jan 2022, 04:34 pm

Mumbai: BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Virat Kohli's decision to quit as skipper of the Test squad is his 'personal' choice.

He said Kohli will play an important role to take the current team to newer heights in the future.

"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 tweeted.

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday resigned as the leader of the team, justa day after his squad lost the Test series against South Africa by 2-1 margin.

With his resignation, Kohli's seven years role as the leader of the Indian squad comes to an end.

Kohli made the announcement by posting his statement on social media.

He had taken up the leadership task in 2015 after MS Dhoni quit as Test skipper during the series against Australia.

Earlier he had stepped down as T20 captain.

He made the announcement to resign as T20 skipper just before the T20 World Cup in the UAE.

India's performance in the tournament remained dismal as the Men In Blue could not cross the group stage of the tournament.

Kohli even received a jolt when Pakistan beat India in the opening match of their World Cup campaign.

It was the first time India lost a World Cup match against the neighbors.

Later, he was removed as the ODI captain by the selectors.

Kohli remained one of the most successful skippers to lead the Indian team.

He registered 40 wins by leading India in 68 matches.

Under his leadership, India reached the number one position in Test ranking.

He led the India squad which faced New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in Southampton last year.

New Zealand had defeated India in the match to win the inaugural tournament.