‘7 years of fearless leadership’: Pakistani cricket fraternity expresses gratitude to Kohli after shocking announcement | locust

Several Pakistan cricketers and fans have also hailed the 33-year-old’s contribution to the sport, with emerging speedster Naseem Shah calling him an “inspiration”.

Virat Kohli ended his tenure as captain of Team India on Saturday night, ending a seven-year legacy in which he led Team India to new heights. Following his announcement, several former active cricketers took to social media to express their gratitude to Kohli who is currently one of the leading figures in the world of cricket.

Wishes also came from across the border, where Kohli remains a popular figure despite diplomatic tensions. Several Pakistan cricketers and fans have hailed the 33-year-old’s contribution to the sport, with emerging speedster Naseem Shah calling him an “inspiration”.

Here is how the Pakistani cricket fraternity reacted:

Kohli signed as India’s most successful captain with 40 wins in 68 Tests after being handed the reins of the team in 2014 when MS Dhoni stepped down midway through the series against Australia.

Arguably the biggest ambassador of the five-day game, Kohli has propelled India to new heights during his tenure which has seen the team become a force to be reckoned with in all conditions.

Kohli led India to the top of the world rankings and during his tenure the team recorded memorable victories in England and Australia.

He is the fourth most successful captain in the history of Test cricket (who has led at least 20 Tests) in terms of wins behind Greame Smith (53 wins in 109 matches), Steve Waugh (41 wins in 57 matches) and Ricky Ponting (48 in 77 games).

-with PTI inputs

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