The whole cricketing fraternity was looking for Virat Kohli’s press conference today but nobody could have thought that the former captain’s revelations would open up Pandora’s box. The revelations that Virat Kohli has made today have made it difficult for the BCCI supremo to respond or to not respond. It all started when Ganguly told a publication a few days ago about his request to Virat Kohli for not relinquishing the T20 captaincy. Kohli today clarified that he wasn’t requested about it by Ganguly or anyone and that the office bearers were ok with his decision to step down as the T2o captain.
Speaking on his Youtube channel, Salman Butt says that it is surprising that Virat Kohli responded with just “Ok fine” when the selector told him about their decision of new captain. Butt said, “It is questionable that you are the captain of the team from last six years and the chief selector discusses the team with you and in the end, tells you that a new captain has been appointed. And upon hearing that, you reply ‘Ok fine?’“.
Fans on social media were baffled by the way Virat has been asked to leave the captaincy considering that Virat has won 65 matches from 95 matches, a winning record that is envious. Virat Kolhi heaped praises on Rohit Sharma and said that the batsman is very much able to captain the side and that his support will always be there with Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid.
BCCI has yet to announce the vice-captain for the South African series as Rohit Sharma will not be going due to injury. The reports have indicated it is only a slight sprain in the left leg and that he should be fully fit for the ODI series. K L Rahul is being considered as the no.1 contender to be the vice test captain along with Ravichandran Ashwin. The marquee tour wasn’t looking to happen due to the Omicron scare in the early week of December but upon the assurance from Cricket South Africa about the bio-safety arrangement, BCCI gave the tour a nod. Kohli had during the press conference that the side will take plenty out of their test win in Johannesburg in the 2018 tour. India’s South Africa campaign will start on the 16th of December and will end on 23rd of January.