Virat Kohli steps down as test captain, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and others react
On Saturday evening, Indian cricketer Virat Kohli announced his exit from the test captaincy. He shared a lengthy note expressing his gratitude for the love and support he received. Bollywood actors like Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Suniel Shetty, Swara Bhasker and others were seen reacting to the news.
Virat shared on his social media accounts, “It’s been seven years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I have done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it’s now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey but there has never been a lack of effort or lack of belief.”
He further added, “I have always believed in giving my 120 per cent in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team.” The cricketer thanked BCCI Ravi Shastri and MS Dhoni among others.
Reacting to Virat’s post, Ranveer Singh took to the comments and wrote, “King will always be king”, Nakuul Mehta wrote, “Thank You for your service! Made Indian Test Team the best touring team we have ever had.” Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and others dropped likes on the post showing their love.
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Suniel Shetty, Sawara Bhasker, Vivek Oberoi also took to their social media account and shared heartfelt notes for Virat Kohli on his decision.
Aye Captain. Thank You. For the sweat. The blood. The tears of joy. For making us a relentless winning Force anywhere in the world. For taking bouncers on the chin for us & making us No.1. Teary eyed but Grateful forever #GOAT @imVkohli 🙏 Keep winning for India pic.twitter.com/4AIDKfCG57
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) January 15, 2022
It’s been a phenomenal journey to being the world’s #1 test team & making winning series overseas a wonderful habit, but as they say, all good things come to an end. Here’s to you Captain King Kohli, take a bow & now unleash your bat without the extra weight & flyy#ViratKohli https://t.co/8nVqYgB9Hi
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) January 15, 2022
Arjun Rampal wrote, “Why yaar? @imVkohli you are an amazing captain and have served our nation so well. You have many many more years of cricket in you and a captain’s mind. I do hope this decision is short-lived. Yet, one respects your decision. Thank you for all the incredible memories. #ViratKohli.” Richa Chaddha wrote, “Thank you for everything you did #Teamindia and for cricket. You’re a legend. #CaptainForeva.” Ritesh Deshmukh wrote, “No wonder they call him KING KOHLI. Under your captaincy, India reached great heights, dear @imVkohli thank you for making us so, so proud. India’s heart beats for KOHLI.” Swara Bhasker expressed, “leader in the truest sense of the word”