The month of December has been quite a chaotic time for the BCCI in the captaincy saga. As the Indian Test captain Virat Kohli delivered a fiery press conference just ahead of the South Africa tour, things have been quite tense among the BCCI officials.
Notable that the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly claimed in an interview that he requested Virat Kohli to reconsider his resignation for T20 captaincy but he (Kohli) didn’t. So the selectors had no choice but to sack Virat Kohli as an ODI captain as they wanted one captain in both white-ball formats.
However, Virat Kohli declined that any such conversation happened between him and any BCCI officials. He told the media that the decision (to leave T20 captaincy) was received well by the BCCI. There was no offence, no hesitation, and not for once he was told not to leave T20 captaincy, as told by Kohli in the press conference.
India hasn’t won any ICC Trophy under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Now it’ll be interesting to see how the BCCI responds from here on. However, the sources close to the BCCI revealed to ‘Times Now’ that the board does have a problem with the Indian Test Captain. The board is quite unhappy with the lack of communication between Kohli and the team as the Indian Test captain hasn’t been accessible after the matches and he also doesn’t co-ordinate with the selection committee.
Also, the drought of ICC trophies has made the BCCI impatient as India hasn’t won any ICC Trophy under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
“I can understand why (he was sacked as ODI captain)- the reason – we haven’t won an ICC tournament. Whether the decision they took is right or wrong, there’s no debate. It’s a logical decision which I understand. The events that transpired and the way I was communicated, I’ve told you,” Kohli said in the press conference.
The sources also revealed that the BCCI is not obligated to inform Kohli about the change in ODI captaincy as it’s the selectors’ job. Definitely, the world’s richest board isn’t happy with Kohli as they are exploring options to handle this matter. They might hold a press conference to issue an official statement.