Everything is not going well in the Indian cricket team right now. After relinquishing the T20 captaincy, Virat Kohli was dropped from the ODI captaincy. Kohli is angry about this and kept his point openly in front of everyone. He proved the Board President Sourav Ganguly to be a liar and gave a statement on his removal from the captaincy. Before leaving for the South Africa tour, Kohli put BCCI in the dock in a way in front of the media.
On Wednesday, Indian Test team captain Virat spoke to the media and answered their questions. He made it clear that he wanted to take up this responsibility in ODIs and Tests after relinquishing the T20 captaincy. He was not told anything by the board and was removed from the captaincy of ODIs. The matter has been heated since Rohit was given the command of ODIs. Now Virat’s statement has forced President Ganguly to answer as well.
What did Virat Kohli say:
Virat Kohli said, I was contacted one and a half hours before the team selection for the tour of South Africa on 8th December. Before this no one tried to talk to me in any way. After I announced my decision to step down as T20 captain, I haven’t spoken to anyone or been contacted.
Told one and a half hours ago, I am no longer ODI captain.
The chief selector discussed with me about the Test team. We both agreed on this team and that was all we discussed. Before the end of the phone call, I was told that the selectors had decided that I would no longer be the captain of the ODI team. I answered it ok. That’s all, before that there was no conversation with me in any way.
What did Ganguly say:
Speaking to AAI on December 10, Ganguly said, “This is a decision that has been taken by the BCCI and the selectors together. In fact, the BCCI had requested Virat Kohli that as soon as he stepped down from the captaincy of T20, ODIs But he didn’t agree.
Kohli was talked about:
Ganguly further said, “After all the discussion it was decided that Virat will continue to captain the Test cricket and Rohit will take over the captaincy of the limited overs format. I personally spoke to him as the chairman and the chief selector also accompanied him. The matter was discussed.”