/ 17 January 2022

Kohli steps down as Indian cricket captain

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Few jobs are trickier than being the national captain in the cricket-obsessed nation of India. And on Saturday, superstar batsman Virat Kohli shocked his country and the sporting world by abruptly resigning as captain. “It’s been seven years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance every day…. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now,” he tweeted. Under Kohli, India became the world’s top Test cricket nation, a significant improvement on 7th when he took it on in 2014. The 33yo hasn’t said what he’ll do next. Meanwhile, Australia crushed England on in the last Ashes Test in Hobart. Like, really crushed ‘em… Aussie debutant Cameron Green ripped through England’s batsmen last night, and Australia won the match by 146 runs, taking the series 4-0.

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