Indian test skipper Virat Kohli said he learned he had been replaced by Rohit Sharma as ODI captain just an hour and a half before the South Africa test team is selected.
Indian test skipper Virat Kohli said he learned he had been replaced by Rohit Sharma as ODI captain just an hour and a half before the South Africa test team is selected. Speaking to the media ahead of the India tour in South Africa, Kohli said there had been no communication there with the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) before a phone call received few from time before the selection of the test team. Here are points about development:
Everything that was said about the communication that took place about the decision, that was done was incorrect. I was contacted half an hour before the selection for testing. The head recruiter spoke to me about the test team. Before the call ended, I was told that the five coaches had decided that I would no longer be the ODI captain.
There has been no prior communication about this, ”Kohli said at Wednesday’s press conference. , the BCCI had “very well accepted” its decision to withdraw. Kohli made the decision earlier this year citing “workload” management.“When I told the BCCI that I wanted to relinquish the T20I captaincy, it was very well accepted.
There was no hesitation. I was told it was a gradual step ODI and testing Communication from me was clear, but I also informed that if managers and recruiters didn’t think I had to drive in other formats, then it was okay, “Kohli said. Also made it clear that he would be available for the ODI three-game series and had never requested a break, contrary to what the media reported earlier this week. “I am available for selection for ODI in South Africa Kohli said.
“People write lies. I never asked for a rest, “he added. Previously, media citing BCCI sources had said Kohli would drop the ODI series in South Africa.
According to these reports, Kohli had asked the BCCI for a break to be with his family.Kohli had taken a break during the recent T20I series against New Zealand and the first of the two Test matches against the Kiwis.
The BCCI had announced Rohit Sharma as ODI captain while announcing the Test squad for the South Africa tour.Rohit had already replaced Kohli as T20I captain.”My responsibility is to push the team in the right direction.
Rohit is a very able captain and tactically very sound along with Rahul (Dravid) bhai, who is a great man manager. They will get my 100 percent support in ODIs and T20Is,” Kohli said on Rohit. Kohli also clarified that there was no rift between him and Rohit.