Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain of the Test team surprised everyone. With Rohit Sharma named as limited-overs skipper, the concept of split captaincy was finally to see the daylight in Indian cricket. However, Kohli’s sudden resignation has cancelled those plans.
Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, tweeted that the call was Virat’s personal, meaning no involvement of the apex body. Moreover, going by the 33-year old’s social media post, he left it without being under any pressure.
However, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has a different take. He reckons that irrespective of what Kohli and Ganguly said, the former resigned due to his issues with the BCCI head (Virat Kohli vs Sourav Ganguly). “The real reason his Virat’s tiff with the board. No matter what they say, this is a battle of two biggies,” Rashid Latif said in a video on Caught Behind.
“Some officials in the board know how to provokae Virat. By removing him from ODI captaincy, you haven’t only unsettled Kohli; you’ve unsettled Indian cricket,” he explained.