Virat Kohli stepped down as a Test captain after a series loss against South Africa. He already left T20I captaincy after T20I World Cup. Virat Kohli has led the Indian Test cricket team first in 2014 against Australia. He captained in 68 matches and won 40 wins with 17 losses. Many people congratulated King Kohli on his outstanding career as a captain. Today, his wife Anushka Sharma shared a heartfelt and emotional post for Virat Kohli.
Taking to Instagram, Anushka Sharma shared posted two photos. In the post, Anushka talked about the day when Virat first informed her that he would be appointed as a Test captain post-MS Dhoni’s retirement. She wrote,
“I remember the day in 2014 when you told me that you have been made the captain as MS had decided to retire from test cricket. I remember MS, you & I having a chat later that day & him joking about how quickly your beard will start turning grey. We all had a good laugh about it.”
Anushka went on to talk about Virat’s growth as a national team captain and as a human being. She added,
“Since that day, I’ve seen more than just your beard turning grey. I’ve seen growth. Immense growth. Around you & within you. And yes, I am very proud of your growth as the captain of the Indian National Cricket team & what achievements the team had under your leadership. But I’m more proud of the growth you achieved within you. In 2014 we were so young & naive. Thinking that just good intentions, positive drive & motives can take you ahead in life. They definitely do but, not without challenges. A lot of these challenges that you faced were not always on the field.”
“But then, this is life right? It tests you in places where you least expect it to but where you need it the most. And my love, I am so proud of you for not letting anything come in the way of your good intentions. You led by example & 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 & this is what you expected from everyone. You’ve been unconventional & straightforward. Pretence is your foe & this is what makes you great in my eyes & the eyes of your admirers. Because underneath all this were your pure, unadulterated intentions always. And not everyone will be able to truly understand that.”
Like I’ve said, truly blessed are those who tried to get to know you beneath what meets the eye. You are not perfect & have your flaws but then again when did you ever try to conceal that? What you did was to always stand up for doing the right thing, the harder thing, always! You held on to nothing with greed, not even this position & I know that. Because when one holds on to something so tightly they limit themselves & you, my love, are limitless. Our daughter will see the learning of these 7 years in the father that you are to her. You did good ❤️
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Here you watch the ‘Rise Of King Kohli‘ in the old episode of Bowled Out by Praneet Samaiya. The video will take you to the journey of Virat Kohli becoming chase master, run-machine Kohli.
We all are proud of you Virat for whatever you have achieved as a captain. What do you guys think about Virat Kohli’s decision of stepping down as a captain? Let us know in the comments below.