IND vs SA: Before the selection of the test team, it was reported about the dismissal of the captaincy of ODI – Kohli

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IND vs SA: I was told I would not be the captain of ODI before the SA test team was announced: virat kohli


  • Kohli said he would fully support the ‘vision’ of new captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid
  • Kohli said he has been removed from the captaincy for failing to win trophies at ICC limited tournaments.
  • Kohli said Ganguly never stopped him from leaving the T20 Internationals captaincy

India Test captain Virat Kohli said on Wednesday that he was removed from the ODI captaincy 90 minutes before the team’s selection for the South African tour and that he was never asked by the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) to he will reconsider his resignation as captain. from the T20 side, as affirmed by the board.

At a press conference prior to his departure for the South Africa tour, the Indian skipper answered all the tough questions and said he would fully support the “vision” of the new limited overs captain Rohit Sharma and head coach. , Rahul Dravid. He said he could understand that he was eliminated for not winning trophies in the International Cricket Council limited overs tournaments.

Referring to the statement by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly that the board had urged him not to resign, as it would probably not be correct to have two captains in the limited overs formats, Kohli said: “Whatever has been decided will be He has argued in the discussion. It happened, whatever was said about him is wrong. “

“I was contacted an hour and a half before the selection meeting for the test series on December 8 and prior to that he had not been in contact with me since the announcement of my decision on the captaincy of the T20,” he said.

Kohli said: “The head coach spoke about the test team that we both agreed on. Before finishing, they told me that five selectors had decided that I will not be the international captain one day to which I said ‘Okay’, no problem” . ‘. “

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In the next question, however, the differences between Kohli and BCCI officials came to light. But did you say you wanted to remain captain only until the 2023 ODI World Cup? At this, Kohli laughed and asked, “Was that the question?”

To this, the correspondent asked again: “Yes, that is the question because you said that you wanted to continue as captain of the ODI team of India. When I resigned as captain of the T20, I first contacted BCCI and communicated my decision to them. seen before them (officials) “.

In stark contrast to Ganguly’s statement a few days earlier, the Indian captain said: “I gave reasons why I want to resign from the T20 captaincy and my point of view was well understood. There was nothing wrong, there was no hesitation and not once it was said that the captaincy of the T20 should not be renounced. “

Kohli said BCCI officials called his decision progressive. He said: “On the contrary, the BCCI described it as a step forward and a step in the right direction. At that time I had said yes, I want to continue (captain) in Tests and One Day Internationals while the office- Carriers and Selectors feel. I must continue to fulfill this responsibility. “

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Kohli said: “My communication with the BCCI was clear. I had given the option that if the incumbents of the office and the selectors have a different opinion, then (the decision) is in their hands.”


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