Former India skipper Virat Kohli will play on home soil for the first time after giving up captaincy across formats.

The image of the Indian cricket has taken a hit after sensational revelation made by former limited-overs captain Virat Kohli. He revealed that Sourav Ganguly never contacted him regarding the T20I captaincy and he was removed from ODI captaincy with any prior intimation.

“When I communicated with the BCCI first about quitting the T20I captaincy, I told them that this is my point of view, these are the reasons for my decision. It was received quite well. No one took offense, no one had any hesitation. No one told me that I should not leave the T20I captaincy.”

These claims were taken seriously by fans, who demanded Ganguly’s resignation for lying about one of the greatest Indian players.

The apex body of Indian cricket has hit back at Virat for not revealing the truth.

“Virat Kohli can’t say that we didn’t keep him in the loop. We spoke to Virat in Sept and asked him not to quit the T20 captaincy. Once Virat gave up the T20 captaincy on his own, it was difficult to have 2 white ball captains. Chetan Sharma told Virat about the ODI captaincy on the morning of the meeting,” a BCCI official told India Today.

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