‘Virat Kohli took Test team to unprecedented heights’: Reactions pours in social media after Kohli quit

Kohli led India to the top of the world rankings and during his tenure, the team registered a memorable series win in Australia.

Virat Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain on Saturday. In a Twitter post, he said, “Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as India’s Test captain, it is now. The journey has had many ups and downs, but there has never been a lack of effort or faith.”

His shocking announcement came a day after India lost the Test series 1-2 in South Africa. Kohli led India to the top of the world rankings and during his tenure, the team registered a memorable series win in Australia.

After this, there was a lot of reactions from all around on social media as many people across the country expressed shock and lauded him for his achievements.

Sourav Ganguly

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

— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99)January 15, 2022


BCCI congratulates#TeamIndiacaptain@imVkohlifor his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins.https://t.co/oRV3sgPQ2G

— BCCI (@BCCI)January 15, 2022


BREAKING: After seven years at the helm, Virat Kohli has stepped down as India’s Test captain.pic.twitter.com/0aZzSUvEYq

— ICC (@ICC)January 15, 2022


Whenever the talk of Indian cricket captains will arise in test cricket@imVkohli‘s name will be up there,not only for results but the kind of impact he had as a captain. Thank you#ViratKohli

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan)January 15, 2022

Parthiv Patel

#ViratKohlihas been the most successful Test captain for India and he can take pride in his accomplishments. Congratulations for a fine innings as captain.#CricketTwitter

— parthiv patel (@parthiv9)January 15, 2022

Mohammed Azharuddin

It’s always an honour to lead the dynamic Indian team. And the decision to step down is an emotional heavy moment. A journey well travelled#ViratKohli#captain@imVkohli

— Mohammed Azharuddin (@azharflicks)January 15, 2022

Wasim Jaffer

When Virat took over as Test captain, India winning a test overseas was an achievement, now if India lose an overseas test series it is an upset. And that’s how far he has taken Indian cricket forward, and that will be his legacy. Congratulations on successful reign@imVkohli👏🏻pic.twitter.com/My2MOXNwMc

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14)January 15, 2022

Jay Shah

Congratulations to@imVkohlion a tremendous tenure as#TeamIndiacaptain. Virat turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The Test wins in Australia &Englandhave been special.https://t.co/9Usle3MbbQ

— Jay Shah (@JayShah)January 15, 2022

Virender Sehwag

Many Congratulations#ViratKohlion an outstanding career as India’s Test Captain. Stats don’t lie & he was not only the most successful Indian Test Captain but one of the most successful in the world. Can be very proud@imVkohli& looking forward to watch u dominate with the bat

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag)January 15, 2022

R Sridhar

@imVkohlicreated Habits which turned into a culture. With courage,character passion & aggression, You led this indian Test cricket team to great heights. Today’s decision is a shocker!!
Wishing you all the very best for the rest of your international career.#No1forever💯💔pic.twitter.com/NhcdsQOfwY

— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar)January 15, 2022

Suresh Raina

Although I also am shocked by@imVkohlisudden decision, I respect his call. I can only applaud him for what he has done for world cricket & India. Easily one of the most aggressive and fittest players India has had. Hope he’d continue to shine for India as a player.pic.twitter.com/W9hJGAYqhv

— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina)January 15, 2022

Sir Vivian Richards

Congratulations@imVkohlion a stunning run as the Indian captain. You can be very proud of what you have achieved so far, and for sure, your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket 👏https://t.co/DieCKL4bhE

— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards)January 15, 2022