Virat Kohli on Saturday announced that he has stepped down as the captain of the Indian team’s Test format.
“It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there,” wrote Kohli in a social media post.
“Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now,” he added.
Kohli had last year stepped down as the T20I captain and was later removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted one captain for the white-ball format.
His decision to leave Test captaincy comes a day after India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa on Friday.