The Indian batting ace Virat Kohli had stepped down as Test captain of Team India after the South Africa series, where India suffered a 1-2 series defeat against the hosts. The Men in Blue had the lead but The Proteas managed to clinch the series after a epic comeback. Kohli’s decision certainly came upon as a shocker including for the Indian dressing room. Pacer Shardul Thakur recently opened up on Kohli’s decision and how it shocked the players as well.
Shardul Thakur states “it was an emotional moment for everyone” after Virat Kohli resigned
Shardul Thakur played a crucial role and was hailed as a match-winner for India in all-three formats under Kohli’s leadership. He scalped vital wickets and not only with the bowling, but he excelled in batting in the lower batting-order.
The Mumbai cricketer said that it was an emotional moment for everyone when Kohli announced his decision as India did extremely well under his leadership in overseas conditions.
“It was an emotional moment for everyone. No one expected that he would resign from Test captaincy. We did well under his captaincy, especially overseas. Those series we lost overseas were close ones. The team was doing well under him and no one expected this. However, now that he has made his decision, everyone should respect it,” Thakur told Indian Express.
The 30-year-old also talked about India’s defeat to South Africa in the Test series where the bowlers failed to defend the 200-plus target twice on Proteas soil. Shardul is part of India’s squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies. Speedster Jasprit Bumrah and Deepak Chahar will miss out as Shardul will lead the bowling attack.
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