Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli[photo: Twitter]

Before leaving it to South Africa, Virat Kohli held a fiery press conference in Mumbai as he rubbished the claims of Sourav Ganguly to reconsider the captaincy. Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria believes that it (taking on BCCI) might not sit well for Virat Kohli as the board would be looking for every opportunity to take him down from now onwards.

Quite a few things have been happening for Virat in the past few months. First, he announced that he would no longer captain RCB from next season, then he resigned as India’s T20I captain citing managing the workload in all 3 formats.

Danish Kaneria (Image credit: Twitter)
Danish Kaneria (Image credit: Twitter)

Though the things took a big turn when he was sacked from ODI captaincy as Rohit Sharma has been handed over the captaincy for both white-ball formats. The rumours have been floating around that he would miss the ODI series against South Africa to avoid playing under Rohit Sharma but on Wednesday in a pre-departure, he rubbished all those claims.

Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma IMAGE: AFP

However former Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria said that it’s going to be a very crucial tour for Virat Kohli and it might be his last chance to prove himself as a leader.

“For Virat Kohli, it’s a very big tour because India’s never won a [Test] series in South Africa. They’ve won in England and Australia but this time in South Africa, it will be Virat Kohli’s last chance as captain (to win a series in SA). He has got to score runs with the bat, he has got to make his team win, and he has to prove himself on the tour especially after the way the BCCI kicked him out (of the ODI captaincy),” said Kaneria in his Youtube Channel.

India will kick on the South Africa tour from December 26 at Centurion. Notable that India hasn’t won a Test series in South Africa.

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