In a shocking development after India lost probably the best chance of winning the maiden test series in South Africa, Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down as the Test captain. He had already announced his decision to relinquish the T20 captaincy in October. The BCCI then dethroned him from the ODI captaincy in December. Speaking to Aaj Tak, Madan Lal, the former Indian cricketer expressed shock over Kohli’s sudden step down from captaincy and said that the player probably expressed his anger by announcing his captaincy step down.
Why did Kohli step down from the captaincy?
After the ODI captaincy debacle where both Ganguly and Kohli laid out a different side of the stories regarding captaincy talks, it seemed that the dust has been settled and now Kohli will overlook the captaincy in the longer format of the game. Kohli took to Twitter to announce his captaincy step-down decision and BCCI and Jay Shah’s Twitter handle paid tributes to the captaincy career of Kohli. The player captained India in 68 matches and won a staggering 40 matches of them. As to why Kohli stepped down from captaincy, it can only be answered by the BCCI officials, the coach Rahul Dravid or the former captain himself i.e. Virat Kohli.