Even after nearly three weeks of Kohli’s resignation from test captaincy, the reactions are still coming in. Such was the magnitude of Kohli’s era that saw India to great heights of success, not just in the tests but in T20s and ODIs too. Now speaking to a leading publication, Shardul Thakur too has expressed surprise on Kohli’s resignation.

“The team was doing well under him and no one expected this.” A record of 40 test wins out of 68 makes Kohli one of the successful captains in the history of cricket. Despite such a fantastic record, critics believed that the transition in leadership group coupled with losses and poor form may have weighed on Kohli to step down in order to focus more on the batting. Kohli has already bid adieu to captaincy in T20I and IPL.

The bowler known for his incredible contribution at the lower order and scrambled ball, commented that India had done well under Kohli’s captaincy in the overseas and that the series loss were closely fought.

“We did well under his captaincy, especially overseas. Those series we lost overseas were close ones” said Thakur in conversation with the Indian express.

India will begin a new journey under the full-time leadership of Rohit Sharma from the West Indies.