Virat Kohli on Saturday ended his seven-year reign as India’s most successful Test captain, a move that came a day after an unexpected 1-2 series loss to South Africa.
Under Kohli, India won 40 of the 68 Tests, a record that made him one of the most successful Test captains in world cricket.
Warne tweeted, “Congratulations @imVkohli for what you and your team have achieved under your leadership and thank you for supporting Test cricket so enthusiastically and ensuring it remains the No.1 form of the game. “
Kohli has been India’s most successful Test captain till date. Taking over the reins from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he led India in 68 Test matches to 40 wins with a win percentage of 58.82.
As Test captain, he registered his first series win against Sri Lanka in 2015, a victory that India recorded after 22 years in the Emerald Islands.
Last year, Kohli’s team had heaped praise on Warne after taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series after beating England by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval.
Warne then called Kohli the biggest superstar of world cricket.
However, the Australian great was not too pleased with the Indian maestro, as he ripped it on the stump mic after the DRS episode, which brought Dean Elgar to life during the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
“Look this is an interesting one, I’m not sure that should happen from an international team captain.
“But sometimes the frustration mounts, you just get so frustrated and that’s why I said I’m surprised that’s happened three or four times through the series, and it was okay that we can’t have it now.” Yes,” Warne said. said.