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Rahul Dravid on his involvement in choosing Rohit Sharma as ODI captain

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Indian selection committee took a bold decision on the 8th of December when they announced Rohit Sharma the captain of the ODI team. Ever since then, there were rumors circling in the cricketing fraternity that Virat Kohli was not communicated about this decision in advance. Sourav Ganguly told the media later on that the selectors were not in favor of split-captaincy which is why Rohit Sharma was also chosen as the ODI captain. He also told that he personally requested Virat Kohli to not step down from the T20 captaincy. Kohli in his press conference told that he wasn’t requested by anyone to stay on the captaincy.

Speaking during the pre-match press conference before the 1st test between India and SouthAfrica at Centurion, Rahul Dravid was asked by a reporter about his input in the decision of split-captaincy to which Dravid replied that it was the decision taken by the selection committee.

“To be honest, that’s the role of the selectors. And I am not going to get into individual conversations that I might have had or might not have. I mean its not the place, not the time to be doing that and discussing that and what internal conversations I have with people is certainly not going to come out in media and publicly start telling people what conversations I have”

Virat Kohli in his T20 captaincy step-down announcement revealed that he was willing to continue the ODI and Test captainship for India. Image source : -Twitter

After the ODI captaincy announcement, there were reports that Kohli was unwilling to play the ODI tour of South africa. So much was the uproar that Kohli had to come up with a Press Conference to refute the rumors that he is not willing to be a part of the ODI tour. Kohli said that he was and is available for the South Africa ODI tour.

India will be without Rohit Sharma in the South Africa series. The batsman pulled up a hamstring during the warm up sessions in the net just days before the team’s departure to South Africa. Both sides are ready to lock horn from the 26th of December.

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