On Thursday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly confirmed that the Test series between India and Sri Lanka would have a pink-ball Test in Bengaluru.

Virat Kohli shocked everyone when he left Test captaincy after a series defeat in South Africa. Despite being one of the best skippers in the history of the game, the 33-year tendered his resignation. Ravi Shastri, who worked with the right-handed batter for years, wanted him to continue leading India for many more years.

Former India head coach Bharat Arun has sided with Shastri on the matter. He was surprised to see Kohli leaving the captaincy armband. Arun, whose tenure with the national team ended after the ICC T20 World Cup, recalled his discussion with Virat on his passion for leadership role.

“I was surprised to see him walking away as he was passionate about the role. Virat wanted to make India a dominating team in the world. I personally feel he should have continued as he was fit enough to be in the role for a couple of years. The job of Team India’s captain skipper is only second to the prime minister as far as handling pressure is concerned,” he said.

“I have seen MS Dhoni, who was the coolest leader of all time. Nothing could distract him and it’s a high pressure job. I think somebody who can handle the pressure is the right fit to lead the country in international cricket,” he added.

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