Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Even though Virat Kohli‘s resignation as India’s captain in all three formats was announced seven months ago, the subject continues to be discussed. In a game of cat and mouse, the BCCI replaced Kohli with Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI captain as well, notifying the public via a straightforward tweet.

Kohli had already announced his resignation as the T20I captain of India. The entire incident led to a significant controversy in Indian cricket, with the Kohli vs. Ganguly rivalry intensifying. Then, in January, Kohli made the official announcement that his time as India’s Test captain had come to an end.

Whether it was a coincidence or just poor luck, Kohli has had trouble maintaining his form ever since. Up until last year, Kohli’s ability to break his century drought was the biggest concern surrounding him. However, things started to go south when Kohli began to resemble a shell of his old self, fighting for each run and frequently stumbling into the outside off-stump trap.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

Discussions About Virat Kohli Continue In The Media Without Having Any Impact On Us: Arun Dhumal

Fans started to wonder if Kohli’s BCCI problems were so severe that they had a negative impact on his batting since he appeared psychologically unbalanced, but board treasurer Arun Dhumal has refuted these claims.

Many have questioned if it was the appropriate decision to give Kohli frequent pauses and whether he still fits in India’s World Cup plans. Dhumal responded by adding that the selection of Virat is totally up to the selectors.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image: Twitter

“As you can see, Virat is not a simple player. He is a legend, and he has made an immeasurable contribution to Indian cricket. It is excellent. Therefore, these discussions (the board is attempting to sideline Kohli) continue in the media without having any impact on us.

In terms of team selection, we leave it up to selectors but hope he gets back to form soon. It is up to them how they want to approach it”, Vimal Kumar, a seasoned sports journalist, was informed by Dhumal on his YouTube channel.

Leaving Captaincy Was Virat Kohli’s Own Decision: Arun Dhumal

Dhumal clarified the contentious Kohli captaincy episode by stating that Virat made the final choice and that everyone, including the BCCI, is eagerly awaiting the return of the former India captain to his finest run-scoring form.

Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

“As far as the leadership question is concerned, he made the decision. He made the decision that I don’t want to be the captain, mujhe ab nahi karni hai. Someone may feel that it is preferable to wait till after the World Cup, but that is only their point of view. But his decision to leave was entirely his own.

We appreciated it as well. He has made such a significant contribution to Indian cricket that he is respected by all members of the cricket board. We want Virat to see on the ground,” added Dhumal. 

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