Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly had told Virat Kohli about the captaincy of the ODI team, he and the chief selector had also talked to Virat Kohli. The former India captain said that he thanked Virat Kohli for his contribution in limited overs. He said that the board and the selectors together decided to make Rohit Sharma the captain of limited overs. After this he spoke to Kohli.
In the Khelneeti podcast, Rajkumar Sharma said, ‘I have not spoken to him (Virat Kohli) yet. His phone is switched off for some reason. But as far as I am concerned, he had specifically resigned from T20 captaincy and the selectors should have asked him to step down from both the white ball formats straight away, or not move at all.
Sharma expressed surprise at Sourav Ganguly’s recent comments on the change in captaincy. The BCCI president had said that the board had requested Kohli not to step down as T20 captain. Rajkumar said on this statement, ‘I recently read Sourav Ganguly’s comments that he did not ask Kohli to step down from T20 captaincy (before the World Cup). I don’t remember anything like that. This statement came as a surprise to me. There are different statements going around.
Sharma has further requested the selection committee to have more transparency in the decision making process. “The selection committee does not give any reason behind the decision. We don’t know what the management or BCCI or selectors want. There is no explanation, no transparency.
Rohit got ODI captaincy after T20, big role in Test team too
The BCCI President had said about Rohit Sharma, ‘We have full faith in the ability of Rohit Sharma to captain. And Virat will continue to be the captain of the Test team. BCCI is very sure that Indian cricket is in good hands. We thank Virat Kohli for his contribution as captain in limited overs. Rohit has also been made the vice-captain of the Test team. The Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday announced an 18-man squad for the three-Test series for South Africa.