The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) lauded former limited overs skipper Virat Kohli. On Wednesday, Rohit Sharma replaced Virat Kohli as the new captain of the ODI team. The latter had earlier stepped down from his leadership role in T20Is, meaning he will only lead in the red-ball cricket.
BCCI thanked Kohli for leading the team with passion.
Virat captained India in 95 ODI matches of which the Men in Blue won 65 and lost 27.
Earlier, Sourav Ganguly opened up on Virat Kohli’s removal from ODI captaincy.
“Actually, the BCCI had requested Virat to not step down as the T20I skipper but obviously, he did not agree. And the selectors then did not feel it right to have two different captains for two white-ball formats. So it was decided that Virat will continue as Test captain and Rohit will take over as the white-ball captain. I, as president, personally spoke to Virat Kohli and the chairman of selectors has also spoken to him.”
Ganguly thanked Virat Kohli for his contributions.
“We have full faith in Rohit Sharma’s leadership abilities and Virat will continue as the Test captain. We, as BCCI, are confident that Indian cricket is in good hands. We thank Virat Kohli for his contributions as captain in the white-ball format.”