Indian sportspersons are always in the news for one reason or another. Sometimes he grabs everyone’s attention because of his aggressive nature on the field, sometimes because of his controversy with a former player of his own country. In this Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli are the former presidents of the Board of Control for Cricket in India i.e. BCCI. Ganguly has once again commented on Virat’s Test captaincy controversy. He has said that Virat himself took the decision to quit the captaincy. He himself stepped down as Test captain after the series against South Africa.
What did Ganguly say?
Speaking to the media, Sourav Ganguly said, “It was not BCCI’s decision to remove Virat Kohli from the captaincy. Kohli himself had considered quitting the captaincy. Only Virat can answer why he left the captaincy.
He further said, “After Kohli stepped down as captain, BCCI had the best option in the form of Rohit Sharma. Winning the IPL is more difficult than winning the World Cup. Rohit had won five IPL titles. I believe Rohit Sharma is a good captain for India in Tests.”
What is the whole argument?
Virat Kohli had said before the T20 World Cup 2022 that he will quit the T20 captaincy. However, he also said that he wants to continue leading the Test and ODI teams. However, BCCI did not agree on this. Due to this, the captaincy of the Test and ODI team was later removed from Virat.
Before the tour of South Africa, Virat shocked everyone by saying, “During the team selection, I was suddenly told after a meeting that you have been removed from the ODI captaincy. I agreed with the selectors’ decision. When I talked about stepping down as T20 captain, no one told me that I should stay as T20 captain.”
However, on this issue, Ganguly later said that he had spoken to Virat about retaining the T20 captaincy. Now Ganguly’s statement about Virat leaving the captaincy is becoming a topic of discussion. (former skipper sourav ganguly reply on virat kohli captaincy controversy)
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