The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had made up his mind to issue show cause notice to Indian batter, Virat Kohli after the latter dropped a few bombs in the pre-match press conference before traveling to South Africa.
Kohli had said that he wasn’t asked to continue as captain and his decision to step down as the T20I captain was in fact, welcomed by the board members.
This directly contradicted Ganguly’s claim that he ‘personally’ went to Kohli and asked him to continue as the skipper in all formats. After he gave up T20I captaincy, Kohli was unceremoniously removed as the ODI captain and the reins were handed to Rohit Sharma.
Sourav Ganguly reportedly drafted a letter ahead of Test series
A hurt Ganguly had convinced himself to draft a letter and also discussed the matter with the board members, as per a report published in India Today. However, the level-headed BCCI members thought otherwise and didn’t approve the same.
“And the board president was all for issuing a show-cause notice to Kohli,” the source was quoted as saying to India Ahead.
In addition, Kohli contacted the BCCI secretary Jay Shah to inform him about his decision to quit as the Test captain. He didn’t convey the news directly to Ganguly, indicative of a possible rift between the two after the comments in the press conference.