Virat Kohli ‘resigns’ as India’s Test captain after South Africa series loss

  • On 15 January 2022, India’s Test team captain Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down as Test captain after a 2-1 series loss to South Africa.
  • As a Test captain, the star batsman has had a stellar record.
  • Led the team in 68 Tests, out of which India won 40, his win percentage as Test captain is an impressive 58.82.
  • In 2019, he surpassed MS Dhoni as the most successful Indian. Overall, Kohli is the third most successful captain in the world.
  • Kohli first played for the Delhi U-15 team in the 2002–03 Polly Umrigar Trophy in October 2002.
  • For the first Test of the Australian tour in December 2014, Dhoni was not part of the Indian team in Adelaide due to injury, and Kohli took the reins as Test captain for the first time. Kohli scored 115 in India’s first innings, becoming the fourth Indian to score a century on his Test captaincy debut.

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