Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma. (Photo: Instagram)

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s wife, Anushka Sharma, shared a strong message after her husband decided to step down from his position as the captain of the Indian Test team on Saturday evening.

Kohli announced his resignation as captain after the series loss to South Africa. He informed his teammates and management before confirming the decision of social media. It came as quite a shock to the cricketing fraternity, considering his passion for the longest format of the game was intact.

Speaking about the journey that Kohli has been through, Anushka penned a heartfelt note on Instagram. She shared that the 33-year-old batter had shed tears after certain defeats, thinking what else could have been done to avert the loss.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma. Image-Reuters

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,” Anushka wrote.

Here’s what Anushka Sharma had to say about Virat Kohli’s resignation:


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Anushka also went on to share a conversation between her, Kohli, and former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. In the 2014-15 Australian tour, Dhoni retired from Tests midway and Kohli took over. Prior to assuming the captaincy for the first time, the trio had a conversation.

Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

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 wrote.

Kohli finished his Test captaincy stint as the most successful Indian captain with 40 wins in 68 matches, aside from 17 losses (14 in SENA) and 11 draws.

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