Did Virat refuse his farewell match at home?

Hindustan Times recently reported that after the stepping down of Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian test team, BCCI informed that he could sign off with a final test match at home and that would be his 100th test outing or game.

However, according to the report, it is believed that he turned down the offer saying, “One match makes no difference. That’s not how I am.”


While many have criticized the decision of Kohli as an arrogant one while some have supported him in this move.

Virat Kohli stepped down after the Indian side lost to South Africa in the test series with low runs on board. The decision came in as a shock to many and became a topic for debate and discussion over the internet.

The BCCI has accepted his decision and shared a press release which said,
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India congratulates Virat Kohli on an outstanding career as Team India’s Test Captain. The BCCI and the selection committee respect his decision to move on from the captaincy role and have full confidence that he will continue to contribute as a player and help Indian cricket attain greater heights.”


The BCCI president and secretary have also accepted this decision and congratulated Virat for the same.

Under Virat’s captainship, India also scripted history as they attained the No. 1 spot in Test rankings and later in the subsequent years marched into the maiden ICC World Test Championship Final in 2021.