Yesterday evening talking points were Kohli being sacked from Indian captaincy by the current selection board and there was no post from BCCI to thank the skipper for his contribution in ODI format and that has turned out to be true today itself where BCCI shared a post on their official Twitter handle thanking Virat Kohli for his contribution as an ODI leader. The interesting thing about that post was numbers highlighted on it where skipper Kohli had a winning percentage of above 70 percent as leader of ODI team and won 15 out of 19 bilateral series.
“A leader who led the side with grit, passion & determination. Thank you Captain @imVkohli,” tweeted BCCI on Thursday.
A leader who led the side with grit, passion & determination. 🇮🇳🔝
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 9, 2021
In another tweet, BCCI shared a throwback video of Kohli’s first match as an ODI captain against England.
A few months back, Virat Kohli shared a post on his official Twitter handle stating that considering his workload in mind he will be stepping down from the captaincy of T20 format post world cup and he added that he will continue to lead India in Test and ODI but him being sacked from ODI post did raise a lot of questions in the mind of netiziens.
“Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and captaining regularly for the last 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian Team in Test and ODI cricket,” Kohli had stated that time.
It’s not just Kohli whose position has been axed but Rahane who was the vice captain of the Test team has been replaced with Rohit. India will next lock horns against South Africa for three match ODI and Test series starting from December 26th, 2021.