Aftermath of Virat’s captaincy: BCCI Treasurer
Virat Kohli stepped down as India T20I captain after T20 World Cup just before BCCI removed him as the ODI captain. Later on, Kohli also decided to give up his Test captaincy. BCCI Treasurer, Arun Dhumal, in an interview revealed that it was Virat’s decision to step down as captain.
It has been seven months since Virat Kohli stepped down as captain of all three formats. We have witnessed seven different captains in all three formats after Virat’s captaincy. Since then Virat has been struggling to score runs and repeatedly falling outside the off-stump trap.
“See as far as Virat is concerned, he is not a simple player. He is a great and his contribution to Indian cricket is unparalleled. It is outstanding. So, such conversations keep taking place in the media and it does not affect us. We want that he returns to form soon, and as far as team selection is concerned, we leave it to selectors. It is their call as to how they want to go about it”
And also added that,
“As far as the issue of captaincy is concerned, it was his call. He decided that mujhe ab nahi karni hai captaincy (that I don’t want to captain). It is possible that someone feels it’s best to do it after the World Cup but that is their point of view. But he wanted to quit, and it was purely his decision. And we respected it. See he has contributed so much to Indian cricket that everyone in the cricket board respects him. We would like to see Virat in action on the ground”
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