Virat Kohli reveals about the removal from the ODI Captaincy

Team India batsman Virat Kohli has finally revealed to the media, after being removed as the ODI captaincy. He stated that I was completely fine with the decision.

Virat Kohli had confirmed that he would be continuing as the ODI & Test Captain, by giving up the T20I captaincy. However, the BCCI revealed that in white-ball formats split captaincy is not an option and ended up making Rohit Sharma the ODI captain.

While there are no comments from Virat until now, it was reported that the 32-year-old was unhappy about the decision. And had made himself unavailable for the three-match ODI series. However, Kohli has finally revealed the matter during a virtual press conference before the team’s departure to the South Africa Tour.

Virat Kohli reveals about the ODI Captaincy

 Kohli Says “I was contacted 1.5 Hours before the selection committee meeting. The chief selector discussed the Test team. Before ending the call the selectors told me I won’t be ODI captain and I was fine. There was no prior communication,”

Following the speculations & rumors that Virat Kohli wanted to take a break after the three-match Test series, reports emerged of a line break between Virat and Rohit. Kohli once again put an end to the rumors stating that none of the sources are true.

Virat Kohli reveals removal from the ODI Captaincy

“I was & I am available for selection all this time. You should not be asking me these questions; you should ask those who are writing these stories and sources. All these people who are writing are not credible. I was always keen to play ODIs,” Kohli added.

The Indian team will depart on 16th December and they will stay in a bio-bubble until the tour ends. The first Test will begin on 26th December at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

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