Ganguly Explains why Rohit replaced Virat as white-ball captain

Saurav said, "It's a call that the BCCI and the selectors took together. Actually, the BCCI had requested Virat to not step down as the T20I skipper but obviously, he did not agree."

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Saurav Ganguly (left) and Virat Kohli (right)

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly justified Rohit Sharma’s appointment as a full-time captain. Ganguly said, the board and selectors together took the call to appoint Rohit Sharma as the full-time white-ball captain of the side.

On 8th December, Rohit Sharma was named India’s new ODI skipper and star player. Hence, he take over Virat Kohli starting with the South Africa series in January next year. Saurav Ganguly further informed that he and the chairman of selectors had also spoken to Kohli. The former Indian skipper also thanked Kohli for his contributions in the various formats.

Saurav Further added, “It’s a call that the BCCI and the selectors took together. Actually, the BCCI had requested Virat to not step down as the T20I skipper but obviously, he did not agree. And the selectors then did not feel it right to have two different captains for two white-ball formats. Hence, Rohit was appointed.”

On 8th December, Rohit was also named as India’s Test vice-captain as the All-India Senior Selection Committee picked an 18-member squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa.

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