The cricket fraternity was left stunned when Virat Kohli announced that he is going to step down as India skipper. This was a shock to many as Kohli had done a remarkable job as test captain, making the team a ruthless unit. It took some time for the fans to gulp down the news. Soon after Kohli’s announcement, social media was flooded with thank you messages.
Several Indian film celebrities also posted congratulatory messages for Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma posted a beautiful note for Kohli. “I remember MS (Dhoni), you and I having a chat later that day and him joking about how quickly your beard will start turning grey. We all had a good laugh about it. Since that day, I’ve seen more than just your beard turning grey. I’ve seen growth. Immense growth,” she said in the post on Instagram.
“You led by example and gave winning on field every ounce of your energy to the extent that after some losses I’ve sat next to you with tears in your eyes, while you wondered if there’s still something more you could have done. This is who you are and this is what you expected from everyone. You’ve been unconventional and straightforward,” she added.
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Sunil Shetty also thanked Kohli for his services as captain. “Aye Captain,” he wrote on Twitter. “Thank You. For the sweat. The blood. The tears of joy. For making us a relentless winning force anywhere in the world,” wrote Shetty.
Actor Ritesh Deshmukh hailed Kohli for taking Indian cricket to great heights, “No wonder they call him King Kohli,” he said on Twitter.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) January 15, 2022
Arjun Rampal was in disbelief over Kohli’s call and felt he could have led the team for few more years. “Why yaar? You are an amazing captain and have served our nation so well. You have many more years of cricket in you and a captain’s mind,” he said on social media.
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 captains mind. I do hope this decision is short lived. Yet,one respects your decision. Thank you for all the incredible memories. #ViratKohli
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) 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
— Gaurav (@Kohli4ever) January 15, 2022