The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selection committee on Wednesday announced Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI skipper till the 50-over World Cup in 2023. Sharma replaces India’s long-standing captain, Virat Kohli.
A PTI report claims that Virat Kohli was given 48 hours by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to voluntarily step down as captain and give the long-standing captain “an honourable exit route”. Virat Kohli did not comply and by the 49th hour, he was sacked as captain, the report claims.
“Kohli’s sacking was not even addressed by the BCCI statement, which merely stated that the selection committee has decided to name Rohit captain of the ODI and T20I teams going forward,” read the report.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward.#TeamIndia | @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/hcg92sPtCa
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2021
Kohli’s fate was sealed after India stormed out of the ICC T20 World Cup, but BCCI wanted to give him an ‘honourable exit’, but Kohli did not accept BCCI’s ’48 hour’ offer and rather chose to ‘dare BCCI to sack him’. Eventually, Virat Kohli had no option but to accept the decision.
The report also made a huge claim that Kohli isn’t the most popular man in the side and it is one of the “worst kept secret in the Indian dressing room”.
PTI also quoted a former member of the Indian team claiming that some players had “trust issues” with the captain. He said: “The biggest problem with Virat has always been trust issues. He speaks about clear communication but where he had lost respect as a leader is lack of communication.”
Virat Kohli as ODI captain won 65 out of 95 matches and lost 27, while in T20Is, Kohli won 30 out of 50.
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