On December 8, the BCCI selectors announced Team India for the South Africa tour. On the same day, the selectors removed Virat Kohli from the captaincy of ODIs and declared Rohit Sharma as the new captain.
Virat will Hold a Press Conference today
According to media reports, Virat Kohli will hold a press conference today. His press conference will be held at one o’clock. During this, Virat Kohli will answer any questions. Although a BCCI official has already clarified. There is no truth in the news of Virat withdrawing from the ODI series against South Africa. According to a BCCI official, Virat Kohli is a dedicated cricketer and there is no doubt about his participation in the ODI series.
The Test Series will Start on 26 December
India’s tour of South Africa will begin on December 26. From this day the first Test match will be played at Centurion’s Super Sports Park. By the way, this tour was to be held from 17 December. But the BCCI postponed this round for a week due to the increase in the number of cases of the new variant Omicron in South Africa. Now the second test match will play from January 3.
Don’t You Want to Play Under Rohit’s Captaincy?
After leaving the captaincy of T20, the Indian team has played one T20 and one Test series against New Zealand in which Virat has played only one Test match. Now after being stripped of the ODI captain, he is going to play under Rohit’s captaincy for the first time in Africa.
Are they not Available for the ODI Series?
There are such reports in the media that Virat Kohli will not be available for the ODI series to be held in January. They are seeking permission from BCCI to stay out of this series due to personal reasons. Let us tell you that the birthday of Virat Kohli’s daughter is on 11 January and the Indian team has to play the ODI series from 19 January.
Did he Know About his removal from ODI Captaincy?
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said while talking to the media. That we had requested Virat Kohli that he continue as the captain of T20 but he did not think it right to do so. After this, on Twitter, the BCCI announced the appointment of Rohit Sharma as the new ODI captain. Once again for Virat, the BCCI thanked him on Twitter for his captaincy.
Today Virat Kohli Will do the First Media Talk
Today Virat Kohli will speak to the media for the first time after being remove from the captaincy of ODI by BCCI. Last week, the BCCI selectors removed him from the captaincy of ODIs and handed over the command of ODIs to Rohit.