Sourav Ganguly clears up his function in Virat Kohli leaving India captaincy

Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly opens up on his function in Virat Kohli leaving Group India’s captaincy throughout all codecs.

Virat Kohli did not win an ICC occasion as India captain. Reuters

Virat Kohli’s India captaincy got here to an finish below Sourav Ganguly’s tenure as BCCI president and for a piece of followers and specialists, it was the deteriorating relationship between the 2 that led to the star batter quitting the captaincy. Kohli left India’s T20I captaincy after the Males in Blue exited the T20 World Cup in 2021 from the group stage. He was then faraway from ODI captaincy earlier than Kohli determined to additionally surrender the Check captaincy.

Ganguly has now opened up on Kohli leaving India’s captaincy and mentioned that he wasn’t behind the Delhi cricketer’s choice.

“I didn’t take away Virat from captaincy,” Ganguly mentioned on Dadagiri Limitless Season 10. “I’ve mentioned this a whole lot of occasions. He wasn’t to guide in T20Is. So, after he made that call, I instructed him, when you’re not to guide in T20Is, it’s higher when you step down from complete white-ball cricket. Let there be a white-ball captain and a red-ball captain.”

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The previous India captain added that he pushed for Rohit Sharma to take over the captaincy function in all codecs after Kohli determined to step down.

“I pushed Rohit Sharma a bit to take up the captaincy function as a result of he wasn’t to guide in all three codecs of the sport. So, possibly I’ve a little bit of contribution in that however irrespective of who’s administrating, it’s the gamers who carry out nicely on the sector. I used to be appointed because the President of BCCI to work for the betterment of Indian cricket, it is a small a part of it,” Ganguly mentioned.

Kohli captained India in 68 Checks and gained 40 of them b.neting probably the most profitable captain within the longest format for the nation. He gained 65 out of 95 matches as India captain in ODIs and 30 out of fifty in T20Is.

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