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Virat Kohli decision to step down as Test captain 'personal'

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly said Virat Kohli's decision to step down as Team India's Test skipper is a "personal one".

Ganguly's remarks came after Kohli stepped down as India's Test captain after leading the side for seven years. The BCCI President also said the board respects Kohli's decision. "Under Virat's leadership Indian cricket has made rapid strides in all formats of the game ..his decision is a personal one and bcci respects it immensely ..he will be an important member to take this team to newer heights in the future. A great player. well done ..@BCCI @imVkohli," Ganguly tweeted.

Kohli's decision to leave Test captaincy came a day after India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa on January 14.

Last year, Kohli had stepped down as the T20I captain and then he was removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted one captain for the white-ball format.


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