Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly spoke about the removal of Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy. He said that the board had requested Virat Kohli not to give up the captaincy of T20 Internationals. After this, the selectors felt that different captains would not right for the white ball. Hence the decision taken.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said on Thursday
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly said on Thursday that the board and the selectors together have decided to make Rohit Sharma the limited-overs captain.
Opener Rohit Sharma named captain
Opener Rohit Sharma on Wednesday named the captain of the Indian ODI team. He has made the captain in place of Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma will start his campaign from the January ODI series against South Africa.
Ganguly also told that he and the chief selector had also spoken to Virat Kohli. The former India captain said that he thanked Virat Kohli for his contribution in limited-overs.
Ganguly said in a conversation with news agency ANI,
Ganguly said in a conversation with news agency ANI, ‘This decision was taken by the BCCI and the selectors together. Actually, BCCI had requested Virat not to give up the captaincy of T20 but he did not agree. And the selectors feel that it is not right to have two different captains for the white ball format.
BCCI President Ganguly has full confidence in Rohit Sharma’s captaincy
The BCCI President further said, ‘We have full faith in Rohit Sharma’s captaincy ability. 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.