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Virat Rohit Rift How The Captaincy War Started Between Virat and Rohit

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli answered several questions and tried to clarify the situation in a press conference on Wednesday. After being removed from the captaincy of ODIs, he met the media for the first time, and during this, he broke his silence amid discussions of differences with Rohit Sharma. He clearly stated that there is no difference of any kind between him and Rohit and he has been saying this for the last two years.

President Sourav Ganguly’s claims proved false

Virat, however, during this period denied the claims of the Indian Cricket Board and its President Sourav Ganguly. Virat put an end to many speculations by telling himself available for the ODI series, while at the same time raising many questions, which will now have to be answered by the BCCI. For the time, let us know when, how and for what reasons the discussions of differences between Virat and Rohit Sharma start.

July 2019: Questions started on the captaincy

India suffered an 18-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. Soon after the match, there were reports of differences between Virat and Rohit in the dressing room. Team India also lost the second ICC tournament under Virat, after which questions started being raised about his captaincy. Although BCCI and Virat called it rubbish.

January 2021: Questions started to arise once again

The Indian team, led by Ajinkya Rahane, won the Test series 2-1 in Australia in the absence of several star players. Rahane, Rohit, and Pujara were present as senior players in the final Test. Under Kohli’s leadership, the Indian team was all out for 36 runs in the first Test and lost the match badly. After this, Virat returned to India for the birth of his first child before the second Test, while the team made a strong comeback and then won the series. From here on Virat’s captaincy once again started raising questions.

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June 2021

The Indian team suffered a crushing eight-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the final of the first World Test Championship. Kohli missed his chance to win the ICC trophy for the third time. In the rain-affected match, New Zealand’s preparation looked better than India’s. However, after the loss, Virat said that the two-year-long Test Championship cannot decide by a single match.

September 2021

Before the T20 World Cup, there was speculation that Rohit Sharma could be made the limited overs captain in place of Virat Kohli. However, amid speculation, Virat himself tweeted that he would step down from the T20 captaincy after the T20 World Cup but insisted that he would continue as the captain of the ODI and Test teams. Two days later, head coach Ravi Shastri said that he would not extend his tenure.

October 2021

After Ravi Shastri’s tenure ended, Rahul Dravid’s name came up for the Indian coach.

November 2021

In the T20 World Cup, India had to face defeat in the first two matches at the hands of Pakistan and then New Zealand. Due to this, India’s hopes of reaching the quarterfinals also ended, and at the same time, Virat’s chance to win the ICC trophy for the fourth time also ended and his T20 captaincy also ended. After this, Rohit Sharma made the captain of T20 for the home series against New Zealand and Virat Kohli rest in the series. Not only this, Virat Kohli returned in the second Test but Rohit did not play in the Test series.

December 2021

The BCCI declared Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI team and also gave the vice-captain of the Test team. Board President Sourav Ganguly said that he had appealed to Virat not to give up the captaincy of T20 as the selectors did not want two captains in limited-overs cricket but he did not listen and because of this he was removed from the captaincy of the ODI team. . After this, it expects to play with both the players for the South Africa tour, but the news of Rohit Sharma is out of the Test series due to injury was given by the BCCI. The talk would end that on Tuesday, discussions started in many media reports that Virat would not play the ODI series due to personal reasons.

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