"Virat said mujhe ab nahi karni hai captaincy"- Senior BCCI Official on "captaincy controversy" involving BCCI and Virat Kohli
The form of Virat Kohli has certainly become a major issue and almost everyone is talking about his lean patch. And it's been 7-8 months since he stepped down from the captaincy of India in all formats. Notably, the 33-year-old announced prior to the T20 World Cup 2021 that he would leave the captaincy after the tournament.
Later, he was also removed from the captaincy in ODIs, which was handed over to Rohit Sharma. The sacking of captaincy from Virat brought a huge chaos and there was a speculation on the rift between Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly. On that, Virat himself stepped down from the Test captaincy in January.
Unfortunately, the 33-year-old is also struggling with his bad form from almost three years now. Last year, the major question was whether or not he would break his century drought, but circumstances took a dramatic turn for the worse when the former Indian captain started to find it hard to score runs.
The situation got worse enough that the fans started to assume that the Indian board had totally messed up the situation that had led to a negative impact on his batting. But now the board treasurer, Arun Dhumal, has come up and dismissed all such obligations. He also spoke about Virat's place in the T20 World Cup team.
In a discussion with veteran sports journalist Vimal Kumar on his YouTube channel, Dhumal said that Virat is a legend of the game and has already done enough for India in his career, and such obligations of keeping him away from the team don't affect the board much now.
He added that everyone wants to see him score runs, but considering his place in the team, it totally depends on the selection committee and how they are looking at everything. He also spoke on the controversy behind Virat Kohli's captaincy.
Dhumal said, "As far as the issue of captaincy is concerned, it was his call. He decided that mujhe ab nahi karni hai captaincy (that I don’t want to captain). It is possible that someone feels it’s best to do it after the World Cup but that is their point of view. But he wanted to quit, and it was purely his decision."