Virat Kohli recently stepped down as T20 Captain and later, BCCI also replaced him by Rohit Sharma as the ODI Captain. There was a huge controversy that BCCI has mishandled the issue and Virat was insulted by the Board despite his stellar service to Indian Cricket.
Virat addressed his first-ever press conference after the controversy and also hinted about the same. “I was contacted one and a half hours before the selection meeting. The chief selector discussed the Test team. Before ending the call told myself I won’t be ODI captain and I was fine. There is no prior communication,” he said.
“I always take pride in being the captain. I can say I have done my best. My motivation to do well will not dip at all,” Kohli added. Virat also turned down the reports that BCCI tried to dissuade him from stepping down as the T20 Captain. “They called it a progressive decision. They accepted without any hesitancy and did not ask me to stay. I was always clear about my communication,” he revealed.
Only a few days ago, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he had personally requested Virat Kohli not to give up the T20 Captaincy. Kohli also refuted the rumors that he is going to skip the ODI Series against South Africa citing personal issues. “All these people who are writing are not credible. I was always keen to play ODIs,” he said.