Arun Dhumal has confirmed that the board didn't ask the 33-year old to leave Test captaincy.

Virat Kohli’s resignation as Test captain took everyone by surprise. India’s most successful Test skipper ever took to Twitter on Saturday (January 15) to announce his big decision. However, there are speculations that Kohli might have taken the decision under the pressure of BCCI.

He was sacked as India’s ODI captain last month. While announcing his decision to leave the T20I captaincy, he had expressed his desire to keep leading India in the other two formats. His removal raised a lot of eyebrows.

The controversy further escalated when Kohli and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly made different statements. However, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has confirmed that the board didn’t ask the 33-year old to leave Test captaincy. “Virat Kohli had no pressure from the BCCI or selectors to step down. It’s his decision, and we respect that, but he could have carried on for another two to three years as captain,” Arun Dhumal was quoted as saying by News18.

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