With every passing day, we are witnessing a new twist to the captaincy controversy of Virat Kohli. The latest update reveals that the BCCI was planning to sack Kohli as an ODI and T20I captain for the last four months.
Kohli announced his captaincy retirement for T20Is in September and did it after the completion of the T20 World Cup. A few weeks later, BCCI sacked him as the ODI captain, stating that there cannot be two skippers for the white-ball formats. Later, Sourav Ganguly stated that he requested Kohli not to give up his T20 captaincy when the latter decided to do so.
However, Kohli made a contradictory statement saying that he was never requested by anyone on the board when he decided to give up the T20 captaincy. These events raised further doubts about the internal conflicts in Indian cricket. Responding to Kohli’s statement, Ganguly said, ‘No comments. BCCI will look into the matter’.
According to the latest reports, BCCI has no problem with Kohli but is unsure whether if he has any problem with the board. Apparently, the board had been planning to sack Kohli as ODI captain ever since he decided to step down as the T20I captain.
Meanwhile, BCCI is yet to respond to Kohli’s comments. We hear that it may ignore his statements or issue him a show-cause notice.