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Virat Kohli opens up on him exiting the Indian T20I Captaincy

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SA vs. IND: Team India will be facing South Africa in the forthcoming test and ODI series. Moreover, both the test and ODI series will hold three matches between India and South Africa.

India has done quite well in the test cricket format recently. They have been an unstoppable force in home conditions and, in a way, conditions.

Indian team defeated Australia in Australia during their tour in 2020. It was a tremendous test victory, and India also breached the Gabba fortress of Australia. The Gabba was a fortress for the Australian team.

Yet, the T20 World Cup campaign was unsuccessful for team India, and they could hardly do something in the T20 World Cup. Moreover, it was also the first time in over a decade that team India could not drive it to the knockout stages.

Kohli opens up on him exiting the Indian T20I Captaincy

It was a major unfortunate event for India and the Indian fans. But shots were already called before the start of the T20 World Cup. Kohli left the T20I Captaincy after the T20 World Cup.

Yet, Rohit Sharma was then selected to take the leadership role in T20 cricket. He also went on to win his first T20 series with new head coach Rahul Dravid against Kiwis and the men in blue went on to win by 3-0 in the end.

Virat Kohli opens up about the T20 captaincy controversy

The media set various theories on whether Virat Kohli was fired or if he went away by himself. Many virat fans thought that the BCCI had an enormous role in it, and they went on to sack Virat Kohli due to his poor performance.

Ganguly recently went on to open up on the whole problem. He said, “We (BCCI) had requested Virat not to step down as T20I captain. There was no plan to change Captaincy.”

The BCCI president (Ganguly) also added, “But he stepped down as T20I captain, and the selectors decided not to split limited-overs captaincy, opting for a complete separation.”

But Kohli told something else. This shows an obvious communication gap between the player and the BCCI, and both are likely split into different camps.

Virat Kohli said, “When I approached BCCI about T20I Captaincy, it was received very well. It was called a progressive call. I was not told to not leave the T20I Captaincy.”

Nevertheless, the former ODI captain of Indian team told that he will be available for the forthcoming ODI series. The Indian cricket team and fans are happy to hear that.