Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, has decided to step down from his role as the captain of the Test team. This decision comes after India’s 1-2 defeat to South Africa in a recent series.
Sourav Ganguly’s Involvement and Controversy
Sourav Ganguly, the former President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was involved in a significant controversy during his tenure. Reports suggested that Ganguly played a role in Kohli being removed as the captain of the Indian Test team. However, Kohli later resigned from his position as captain.
Ganguly’s Take on the Board’s Preparedness
Following Kohli’s resignation, Sourav Ganguly, who was serving as a commentator during the ICC World Test Championship final between India and Australia, shared his perspective on the matter. Ganguly revealed that the board was caught unprepared when Kohli decided to step down as Test captain. He stated that appointing Rohit Sharma as the Test skipper seemed like the best option available at the time.
Kohli’s Leadership and Achievements
Ganguly expressed his views on Kohli’s leadership skills and rated him as a “very good” captain. He highlighted India’s positive outcomes in England and Australia under Kohli and Ravi Shastri, the head coach. Ganguly believed that if the Manchester Test had been played at the time, India would have won the series in England as well.
Transition of Captains
It is worth noting that Kohli initially intended to resign as captain only in the T20 format. However, the BCCI reportedly appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain for both white-ball formats to have consistency across the teams. Following Kohli’s decision to step down as Test captain, Rohit Sharma was named the captain in Tests as well.
In conclusion, Virat Kohli’s decision to give up the Test captaincy has sparked discussions and speculation. Sourav Ganguly, who had previously been involved in a controversy related to Kohli’s captaincy, shared his perspective on the matter and the board’s preparedness. The transition of captaincy now sees Rohit Sharma taking over as the Test captain for India.
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