Virat Kohli brought an end to his seven-year-long stint as the captain of the Indian Test team on January 15 after announcing that he will not be leading the side anymore in the longest format.
Earlier Virat stepped down as India’s T20I skipper and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain ahead of the South Africa tour.
Yuvraj Singh Writes Letter to Virat Kohli
Virat, I’ve seen you grow as a cricketer and as a person. From that young boy in the nets who would walk shoulder-to-shoulder with the legends of Indian cricket, you’re now a legend yourself leading the way for a new generation.
Your discipline and passion on the field and dedication to the sport inspires every young kid in this country to pick up the bat and dream of putting on the blue jersey one day.
You have elevated your level of cricket every single year and achieved so much already in this wonderful game that it makes me even more excited to watch you embark on this new chapter in your career. You have been a legendary captain and a fantastic leader. I’m expecting many more of your famous run chases.
I’m glad to have shared a bond with you as a teammate and more so a friend. Scoring runs, pulling people’s legs, cheating meals, jamming to Punjabi songs and winning cups, we’ve done it all together. Mere liye tu hamesha Cheeku rahega aur duniya ke liye King Kohli.
Always keep the fire inside you burning. You’re a superstar. Here’s a special golden boot for you. Keep making the country proud!
Yuvraj, who shares close association with sports brand PUMA alongside Kohli, also took the occasion to gift one of India’s most successful captains a special edition of PUMA’s golden boots.
To the little boy from Delhi @imvkohli
I want to dedicate this special shoe to you,celebrating your career n time as captain which has brought smiles to millions of fans all over the world.
I hope you stay the way YOU are, play the way YOU do and keep making the country proud! pic.twitter.com/mwVPPh0JwU
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 22, 2022
Virat Kohli who has been a part of the recently concluded West Indies limited over series has been rested for the upcoming Sri Lanka T20I series along with Rishabh Pant.