Virat Kohli: Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne react to India’s resignation

Virat Kohli captained India in 68 record-breaking tests (Image: Getty)

Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne paid homage to Virat Kohli after he stepped down as India’s Test team captain.

Kohli has captained India on a record 68 checks, while his record of 40 wins is the fourth-best of any captain in history.

The 33-year-old made the decision a day after India lost 1-2 to South Africa.

“It’s been seven years of hard work, dedication and relentless persistence every day to get the team on track,” said Kohli.

‘I finished the job with absolute honesty and left nothing there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as India’s Test captain, that is now. ‘

Kohli, who played a total of 99 Tests, led India to the final of the inaugural World Test Championships last year, while his team lost to New Zealand in the demonstration event in New Zealand. Southampton.

Cricket legends Tendulkar and Warne are among those who will pay their respects to Kohli following his resignation, which seems to pave the way for Rohit Sharma’s appointment.

Tendulkar said on social media: “Congratulations on your successful feat as captain, Virat Kohli. ‘You always give 100 per cent to the team and you always will. Wish you all the best for the future. ‘

Australian hero Warne added: ‘Congratulations to Virat on what you and your team have achieved under your leadership and thank you for your passionate support of Test cricket and making sure it remains in shape. the game’s number one formula.’

Former Indian tennis player Sourav Ganguly, now Chairman of the Cricket Regulatory Council in India, thanked Kohli for his ‘great contributions’ during his time in charge of the team.

“Under his leadership, the Indian cricket team has made rapid strides in all modes of the game,” said Ganguly. ‘His decision is a personal one and the BCCI deeply respects that.

Kohli after failing in India’s Test series against South Africa (Image: Getty)

‘He will continue to be a very important member of this team and take this team to the next level with his contributions to Batman under a new Captain. All good things come to an end and this is a very good thing. ‘

India led 2-1 against England last summer before The fourth and final test of the series has been postponed due to the fear of Covid in the camp of tourists.

Kohli’s side beat South Africa with 113 points in their series opener in Centurion but the hosts leveled the gap with a seven-goal win in Johannesburg.

In the deciding series, South Africa won by a similar margin, chasing 241 in the fourth inning for an impressive series win over the World Test Championship runners-up.

“I’m pretty excited,” said Proteas captain Dean Elgar. ‘It will sink in a day or two, maybe tonight. I can’t be proud of the team.

‘After the first loss, I had a lot of hope knowing we could still win this match. I asked the players to answer in a better, better way and they responded brilliantly. ‘

Next Indian Test Captain

Rohit Sharma 1/10
KL Rahul 5/1
Rishabh Pant 8/1
Ajinkya Rahane 12/1
Jasipino Bumrah January 20
Shreyas Iyer 33/1
Ravi Ashwin 50/1

(Allowed odds of Betfair)

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