Sourav Ganguly
As Sourav Ganguly put it, he "personally requested" that Virat Kohli not give up the T20 captain's job to another player.


Sourav Ganguly claimed that he had pleaded with Virat Kohli to continue as the Indian team’s T20 captain rather than step down.

The T20 captaincy had been ceded by Kohli, who cited workload management as the reason.

ahead of India’s tour to South Africa, Rohit Sharma was selected ODI captain.

Ganguly has revealed that he personally asked Kohli not to resign as T20I captain, according to the president of the BCCI.

In a recent interview, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly addressed the controversy surrounding India’s contentious change in limited-overs captaincy from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma. According to a statement from the board president, he had “personally requested” that Kohli not step down as T20I captain. In September, Kohli resigned as India’s one-day captain. Rohit Sharma was selected as the new full-time limited-overs captain by the BCCI three months after Virat Kohli stood down as T20I captain.

“It’s just how I described it… Personally, I recommended that he not relinquish his T20I captaincy (Kohli). He appeared to be fatigued as if he could tell. That’s OK, he’s been a fantastic cricketer, and he’s been quite focused on his game. These things happen when you’ve been captain for a long time. Because I’ve been a captain for a long time, I know what to do. In addition, they insisted on having just one person serve as the white-ball captain. To that end, I’ve made this choice. I have no idea what the future holds. There are several great players on the team, so I’m hopeful that they’ll be able to turn things around “Asked by News 18, Ganguly remarked.

As a result of his resignation as T20I captain, Kohli highlighted concerns over his time management.

The importance of understanding one’s workload cannot be overstated, and given Kohli’s extensive workload over the past eight to nine years in all three formats and as captain for the past five to six years, he believes he needs time to prepare to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket.

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