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Twitter Reacts To Virat Kohli’s Comments From Presser, Doubts If All Is Well Between Him & BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

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Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli made several revelations surrounding his ODI and T20I captaincy in the pre-match press conference ahead of the first Test against South Africa. India will begin their South Africa tour with a three-match Test series starting from December 26 followed by three ODIs. Kohli said that he will lead the team in the Test series and is available for selection in the ODI series as well. The Indian team will be leaving for the Rainbow nation on December 16. 

Following are the key answers Virat Kohli gave to the questions from the panel of journalists

On Quitting ODI Captaincy

“I was contacted one-and-a-half hour before selection for Tests. The chief selector discussed with me the Test. Before the call ended I was told that the 5 selectors have decided that I won’t be ODI captain anymore. There was no prior communication about this,” Virat Kohli said in the press conference.

On Availability For South Africa Series

“Well, I was and I am available for selection all this time. You should not be asking me this question honestly. This question should be asked to people who are writing about these things and their sources because as far as I am concerned I was always available. I have not had any communication with the BCCI to say that I want to rest,” Kohli said.

On His Relationship With Rohit Sharma

“Me and Rohit, I have said this before a lot of times that we don’t have any problems between us. Honestly, I have been regularly clarifying this for the last two-two and a half years and I am tired of clarifying this, this question is asked to me again and again. And I can guarantee one thing to you that as long as I am playing cricket, any action, or any communication will never be to pull down the team. This has always been my point of view from Indian cricket and it’s my commitment towards Indian cricket always,” Kohli said. 

After Kohli’s comments, the Twitterverse criticised the BCCI and and its President Sourav Ganguly for unceremoniously removing Kohli as ODI captain. Not winning an ODI series remains the only blip in his otherwise stand-out record as Indian ODI captain. Kohli has won 65 out of his 95 games as India’s ODI captain maintaining a win percentage of over 70 percent.

Virat Kohli’s Steller Record As India’s ODI Skipper

Here’s what Twitter had to say on Virat Kohli’s comments



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