The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the new captain on Wednesday evening and Rohit Sharma has been selected as the full-time captain of ODI in place of Virat Kohli. Speculations were being made about this after Virat’s resignation from the captaincy from the T20 format. Board President Sourav Ganguly has given his point on this whole issue.
Sourav Ganguly told ANI that he and the selectors together thanked Virat Kohli for his contribution to limited overs cricket as a captain. At the same time, Ganguly said, ‘This decision has been taken by the board and the selectors together. ‘Ganguly said, ‘Actually, the board had requested Virat not to leave the T20 captaincy, but he was not for this.
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Sourav Ganguly further said, ‘We considered the win percentage of Virat Kohli as ODI captain. But in the matches in which Rohit Sharma has captained India in One Day Internationals, his record as a captain has been quite good. There cannot be two white-ball captains.
The board has also appointed Rohit Sharma as the vice-captain of the Test team. Rohit Sharma will take over this responsibility in place of Ajinkya Rahane in the Test format. After Virat left the T20 captaincy, Rohit had captained the T20 series against New Zealand.