IND vs SA: Virat Kohli on Saturday resigned from the captaincy post of Test cricket after the defeat in the 3-match Test series played between India and South Africa (IND vs SA). Virat had already left the captaincy of T20.
The captaincy of ODI was also withdrawn from him before the start of the tour of South Africa. There was a lot of controversy over this decision of BCCI. People are also blaming the board behind Virat leaving the Test captaincy. In this episode, another new name has been added to former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif.
Fails on BCCI’s plans
Many people are shocked by the decision of Virat Kohli to resign as the captain of India’s Test team. After Rohit was made the T20 and ODI captain and Kohli became the Test captain, it was being speculated that the practice of making different captains of these formats were going to be implemented in Indian cricket, but Kohli’s decision changed those plans has been canceled.
It is clear from Kohli’s statement that it is his own decision. But still many people feel that it is the result of a dispute created by the board. Former Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif also believes something similar.
It’s a fight between two giants: Rashid Latif
According to former Pakistan wicket-keeper Rashid Latif, the ongoing tension between Virat Kohli and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is the reason behind Virat leaving the captaincy. Rashid Latif said in a video on ‘Caught Behind’,
The real reason this happens is that you have a fight with the board. No matter what Virat says that it is his decision or what Sourav Ganguly tweets, it doesn’t matter. This is a battle between two giants.
Now the talk is not being made between Virat Kohli and the board
Virat Kohli had announced to leave the captaincy of T20 captaincy after the T20 World Cup 2021. After that, he was also stripped of the ODI captaincy before the South Africa tour. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had said that I had forbidden Virat to give up the T20 captaincy and he was talked to before handing over the ODI captaincy to Rohit Sharma. Virat had completely denied these things during a virtual press conference a few days later. After which there was a lot of controversy regarding this matter.