Virat Kohli- In the space of about three months, the whole of Indian cricket has changed. It all started with Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as captain of the T20 format ahead of the T20 World Cup in October. Virat Kohli had announced on social media that he would no longer be captain of T20 cricket. Since then, questions have been raised whether Virat will leave the ODI cricket captaincy as well?
After that, the Indian team traveled to the Arab Emirates to play the World Cup. Where the Indian team could not reach the semi-finals after defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand. After the return of the Indian team, fans were waiting to see which new faces would have a chance in the Test and ODI team against South Africa.
But then the team selection email came and the controversy started. The controversy was not about the selection of the team, but because of a line written at the bottom of the email. This line was that Virat Kohli would no longer be the captain of the ODI team. This responsibility is entrusted to Rohit Sharma in his place.
It has been said on behalf of the board that when Virat was asked not to leave the captaincy before the T20 World Cup, he did not accept and because of this he was removed from his duties as ODI cricket captain. Because the selection committee wants the same captain in both white ball cricket formats.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had also said that he himself spoke to Virat and asked him not to give up the captaincy, Virat denied that he had no option before BCCI , and Rohit was therefore given the captaincy.
Moreover, the controversy came to a head when Virat said at the press conference before traveling to South Africa that he had no conversation with Sourav Ganguly nor had he been asked the BCCI not to leave the harbor master’s office. On the contrary, when he decided to leave the captaincy of the T20, the board of directors had welcomed him. Virat then also said that the coaches told him of this decision just 90 minutes before making the decision.
A controversy has erupted on social networks: who is telling the truth and who is lying? Surav or Virat?
Meanwhile, the Test series started and Team India won the Test match for the first time at Centurion. It was a historic win for Indian cricket. With this, the team also took a 1-0 series lead. For the first time in three decades, the Indian team had the chance to win a series of tests in South Africa. If she had won the Johannesburg or Cape Town test, it would have been historic.
Virat was unable to play due to a back injury on the Johannesburg pitch and in this test match KL Rahul was captain. In the final innings of this match, South Africa beat India by chasing 240 runs. This was followed by the final test match of the series in Cape Town. In his first innings, Virat’s bat ran. He played a brilliant 79-point inning. It felt here that the ongoing 26-month drought would end, but that couldn’t happen. Also in Cape Town, South Africa ran for 212 runs in the fourth set and won the game and the series.
The Indian team continued to cross the final frontier
Just a day after the game it was 6.44 minutes into the evening and suddenly a tweet came out. In this, Virat said he was also relinquishing the captaincy of Test cricket.
If the sources are to be believed, on Saturday morning Virat spoke with BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah and briefed on their decision, after BCCI consent he tweeted it in the evening. Now, probably, Rohit Sharma will also be made Test captain and Virat will play the 100th Test match of his career under Rohit in Bangalore.