Virat Kohli, who captained the Indian cricket team for a long time in all three formats, will now be a part of the team as a player. After T20, he has now also resigned from the captaincy of the Test team. According to the information, he was offered by the BCCI to leave the post after playing the 100th Test of his career as captain. If he wanted, he could have landed as captain for the last time in the IPL franchise’s homeground Bangalore.
A day after the end of the last match of the three-match Test series played between India and South Africa, Virat announced that he would step down from the captaincy of this format. Releasing a note on social media, he has informed about the end of his 7 years of Test captaincy. During that he thanked BCCI and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
According to the information, on Friday, when Kohli informed the BCCI that he was resigning from the captaincy of the Test, he was given a special offer from the board. He was told to play a farewell match at his home after playing the Bengaluru Test match against Sri Lanka as captain. Kohli had to say about this, “One match is not going to make much difference, I am not like that.”
Significantly, Virat has played 99 Test matches at this time. The board wanted him to step down from the captaincy after playing his 100th Test match. The 100th Test of any player’s career is important because not everyone gets a chance to reach this stage.
Kohli had spoken to the team’s head coach Rahul Dravid and other teammates in the dressing room before sharing his decision to step down from the captaincy.