Kohli surprised the cricket fraternity by quitting Test captaincy on Saturday evening, a day after losing the Test series in South Africa 1-2 to draw the curtains on a successful seven-year reign.
Australia skipper Pat Cummins also had an impact in his second spell to finish with 3-42 on an eventful day that saw 17 wickets tumble for the second successive day in the game.
But for cricket, Ostwal had to decide whether to move to Pune or Mumbai. Hills could give him fresh air but for cricket, he had to come to ground.
Series win over India could be the foundation of bigger things for new-look Proteas.
Kohli, who took over from MS Dhoni midway through the Australian tour back in 2014-15, on Saturday announced his decision to quit Test captaincy.
Sourav Ganguly has lauded Virat Kohli for taking the team forward in all forms of cricket during his stint as India skipper but said his decision to quit Test captaincy was a personal one.
Next Test skipper would do well to ditch ‘us versus world’ narrative and keep a calm head under pressure.
India's Vicky Ostwal (5/28) and Raj Angad Bawa (4/47) shared nine wickets between them.
Transitions are never that boring in the high-stakes game of cricket leadership in India. Adding intrigue to the captaincy debate is the Test series defeat at Newlands.
His energy & fire is what made him distinct & most successful among Indian skippers.
The ambition screamed in everything he did as a player. That percolated to everything he did: batting, fitness, fielding, captaincy, vision for the Test team, intensity on the field.
Among captains who have led their sides in at least 50 matches, only Steve Waugh (50.98%) and Ricky Ponting (62.33%) have better victory percentages than Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli resigns as Test captain: This marked the end of Kohli’s journey as a skipper, as he had earlier relinquished T20I captaincy followed by the selectors’ decision to remove him from ODI leadership.
Kohli led India to the top of world rankings and during his tenure, the team recorded a memorable series win in Australia.
India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) U19 World Cup Highlights: India beat South Africa by 45 runs.
Virat Kohli led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins.
Australia, which was bowled out for 303, did not require the offspin of Nathan Lyon to grab a 115-run first-innings lead as captain Pat Cummins led the charge with 4-45 and Mitchell Starc grabbed 3-53.
India have played nine Tests in the second cycle of WTC, winning four, losing three and drawing two.
Petersen proved to be a crucial member of the South African team that defeated India 2-1 in the just-concluded Test series.
The controversy led to tempers fraying in the Indian camp with skipper Kohli along with his deputy KL Rahul and senior offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin mocking the South African broadcasters 'SuperSport" on stump microphone.
Australia notched up a six-wicket win over West Indies, Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 40 runs in two Group D matches on Friday.
In light of the controversy around Elgar’s ‘non-dismissal’, Hemant Buch, a professional with experience of working on more than 100 Tests, feels chances of foul play are remote even though some technicians at work may differ in skill level.
As India begins its ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign in the West Indies, the skipper at the previous edition says the tournament should be treated as a stepping stone to reach higher levels, and advises the current batch not to be distracted by the sudden fame and attention that comes their way. He lays emphasis on working hard and not deviating from the schedule, not taking their eye off the ultimate goal – which should be playing for the senior national team.
How the leading the national team is very different from being in-charge of a franchise team and Indian cricket's decision makers should know this.
After missed opportunity in South Africa, selectors have to try alternative personnel in home Tests vs Sri Lanka.