Resigned as the T20I captain, then sacked as the ODI captain, Virat Kohli was fighting a protracted war with the BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly before stepping down for the second time.
His relations with the BCCI having reached its lowest ebb, it can be safely concluded that Virat Kohli has 'retired hurt,' the decision only accentuated by a shock defeat against the weakest South African Test side in recent times.
Virat Kohli stepped down from India's Test captaincy on Friday in a social media post. Kohli's decision comes after India failed to win their maiden Test series in South Africa on Friday. India lost 2-1.
Virat Kohli had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain ahead of the South Africa tour. Rohit Sharma was named as his replacement.
After South Africa captain Dean Elgar successfully overturned an LBW decision off Ravichandran Ashwin on Day 3 of the third Test, Indian cricketers insinuated that not everything was fair.
The third and final Test match between South Africa and India in Cape Town was rocked by DRS controversy, with the visitors insinuating that everything was not fair while an LBW decision was overturned after review.
Captain Virat Kohli rued India's batting collapses after losing the three-match series against South Africa. The Proteas chased down a target of 212 runs on Friday to complete a 2-1 win.
India lost a golden chance to end their winless Test series run in South Africa after losing the third and final match at Newlands, Cape Town on Friday. The Proteas take the series 2-1.
India captain Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin's unsavoury comments were caught in the stump mic after South Africa skipper Dean Elgar was given a massive reprieve following a DRS review in the third Test.
Virat Kohli and other Indian players' interesting comments were caught on stump mic after South African captain Dean Elgar's was given not out following a DRS blooper in Cape Town on Day 3 of the third Test.
Chasing 212 runs for victory, South Africa are 101/2 at the stumps on Day 3 of the third and final Test against India in Cape Town. The hosts need 111 runs to win with Keegan Petersen batting on 48.
Rishabh Pant's 100 not constituted for more than 50 per cent of India's shoddy second innings total of 198 with Virat Kohli's 29 being the second-highest individual score. South Africa still need 111 runs.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar seemed to have benefitted from a controversial DRS call in the 21st over on Day 3 of the third Test against India. Virat Kohli was left fuming by the incident.
The Newlands Test also witnessed the visiting captain Virat Kohli become the fourth Indian and 18th player overall to bat in 500 innings or more in international cricket. Here's a look at some stats from Day 3.
Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 51 off 60 balls while Virat Kohli (28 batting off 127 balls) added only 14 runs to his overnight score of 14 as India's overall lead now stands at 143.
Jasprit Bumrah's 5/42 helped India bowl out South Africa for 210 giving them a 13-run lead against South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town. India are 57 for 2 at stumps on day 2.
India captain Virat Kohli has taken 45 catches in 87 innings of 44 Test matches at home while he held 55 catches in 101 innings of 55 Test matches away from home.
Aussie Marnus Labuschangne leads the batting charts with 924 points, ahead of England skipper Joe Root (881) and Steve Smith (871). Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are fifth and ninth respectively.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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