Cape Town, Jan 15: Virat Kohli on Saturday dropped a bombshell by quitting Test captaincy following the unexpected series defeat against South Africa.

Kohli was appointed Test captain back in 2014 when M S Dhoni stepped down in the middle of the series against Australia.

"Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it's now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey but there has never been lack of effort or lack of belief," Kohli wrote in a statement which he posted on Twitter, taking everyone by surprise.

His shock announcement came a day after India lost the Test series in South Africa 1-2.

Kohli led India to the top of world rankings and during his tenure, the team recorded a memorable series win in Australia.

The 33-year old had recently quit as T20 captain and was later sacked at ODI captain by the BCCI.

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Mangaluru: In an incident reported from the outskirts of the city, an 85-year-old man died after being run over by a pick-up truck on Sunday morning. The incident was reported from Kakkebettu in Shaktinagar here in the outskirts of the city.

The deceased senior citizen has been identified as Koragappa, a resident of the worker’s colony in Kakkebettu here.

According to the reports, the incident took place when a pickup van loaded with tiles ran over him while the driver was reversing the vehicle. Koragappa was reportedly standing in the compound of his house when the pickup van mowed him down.

Koragappa sustained critical head injuries and was being rushed to District Government hospital when he breathed his last.

A case in this regard has been registered at Kankanady Police Station.