Virat Kohli legacy of creating benchmarks has left headache for his successor: Ravichandran Ashwin;
Ravichandran Ashwin posted an emotional note for former India captain Virat Kohli. After Kohli step down as Test captain on Sunday.
After seven years as India’s Test captain, Kohli announced his retirement on Saturday.
Kohli’s legacy as a leader, will be defined by the standards he has established. The veteran spinner also mentioned his biggest “takeaway” from Kohli’s stint as captain.
“Cricket captains will always be spoken about with respect to their records. And the kind of triumphs they managed. But your legacy as a captain will stand for the kind of benchmarks you have set. There will be people who will talk about wins in Australia, England , SL etc etc,” Ashwin said in a tweet.
“Wins are just a result and the seeds are always sown well before the harvest! The seeds you managed to sow is the kind of standard you set for yourself. And hence set the expectations straight with the rest of us.
Indian All-Rounder Ravichandran Ashwin Tweeted:
Cricket captains will always be spoken about with respect to their records and the kind of triumphs they managed, but your legacy as a captain will stand for the kind of benchmarks you have set. There will be people who will talk about wins in Australia, England , Sl etc etc
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) January 16, 2022
“Well done @imVkohli on the headache you have left behind for your successor. And that’s my biggest takeaway from your stint as captain. ‘We must leave a place at such an altitude that the future can only take it higher from there on,” he added.
Kohli also excelled as a batter while captain, scoring 20 of his 27 Test centuries. While leading the team, the most of any India captain in history.
As Test leader, he scored 5864 runs in 68 matches at an average of 54.80. And at home those figures are even more eye-catching. With Kohli racking up 2907 runs in 31 Tests in India at an average of 67.60. It includes 10 Test centuries.
Kohli was also a significant contributor with the bat while Test captain outside India as well.