- Virat Kohli expresses displeasure over being dropped from ODI captaincy
- Kohli said that he was told one and a half hours before he was removed from the captaincy
- Test captain said he is available to play in ODI series
Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has rubbished BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s claim that Virat was talked to before making Rohit Sharma the ODI captain. Virat said in the press conference today that no talks were held with him and it was told in the meeting that I am not the ODI captain. It is worth noting that Ganguly had issued a press statement saying that he and the chief selector had a conversation with Virat regarding the ODI captaincy.
Told one and a half hour ago – I am not ODI captain
Kohli said that there was no conversation with the BCCI about taking rest. I was contacted an hour and a half before the meeting. No further contact was made during this period. The chief selector spoke to me about the selection of the Test team. All the five selectors told me that I am no longer the ODI captain. That was fine.
Ganguly’s claim false?
It is worth noting that BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had issued a statement a few days ago saying that talks were held regarding ODI captaincy and the Chief Selector had also spoken to him on this matter. However, Kohli today dismissed all these things. In such a situation, questions are now being raised on Ganguly’s claim.
‘Rahu Kaal’ for Team India
Kohli’s statement shook Team India too. For the first time, the captain vs Ganguly case seems to be happening. Kohli has expressed his displeasure over being dropped from the ODI captaincy. While the BCCI had clearly said that there cannot be two captains in the white ball, so Rohit Sharma was made the captain of T20 as well as ODI.