BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has opened up on the board’s stance in regards to Virat Kohli stepping down as India’s Test captain. Notably, Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down as the Indian Test skipper on Saturday, a day after team India lost the three-match Test series to South Africa by a 2-1 margin.
The decision came as a massive shocker as the entire cricketing fraternity was taken aback by the announcement. The Indian captaincy chair has been doing rounds for quite a long while now and as per reports, Virat wasn’t happy with the entire fiasco. It has also been reported that Virat had informed his teammates of his decision of stepping down as the Test captain on the very day after losing the Cape Town Test.
Arun Dhumal Speaks On Virat Kohli’s Sudden Step Down
Reactions haveinvoked from all corners of the cricketing world ever since Virat has announced his decision of stepping down as the Test captain. However, the entire cricketing community has been keen to know as to what BCCI’s stance on the entire situation has been as BCCI has been under the fire recently for the mishandling of the entire captaincy issue.
Now, the BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal has spoken up on Virat’s step down. “Virat Kohli had no pressure from the BCCI or selectors to step down. It’s his decision and we respect that, but he could have carried on for another two to three years as captain,” Arun Dhumal told News18.
Congratulations to @imVkohli on a tremendous tenure as #TeamIndia captain. Virat turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The Test wins in Australia & England have been special. https://t.co/9Usle3MbbQ
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 15, 2022
What Next For BCCI And Team India
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has again found itself in hot waters as Virat’s decision has not been received well within the cricketing fraternity. BCCI has been at the helm of mishandling the entire captaincy fiasco that has stained Indian cricket for the last couple of months.
Team India’s next Test assignment is slated to take place against Sri Lanka in the month of March at home. Currently, the Men in Blue are in South Africa where they will play a three-match ODI series before returning to India to play a three-match ODI and a three-match T20I series against West Indies.