Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star batsman Virat Kohli was one of the best captains that India has ever produced. Under Kohli, India were at the No. 1 ranking in Test cricket for six consecutive years. However, Kohli failed to lead India to an ICC title, though the Men in Blue managed to enter knockout rounds under his captaincy.

Hence, there was a time when the Indian board sacked him from the captaincy. Then BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was active at that time when India appointed Rohit Sharma as the all-format captain for Team India. The development sparked a huge controversy. There were some rumours of a rift between Virat and Sourav as well.

However, both of them have said many times that there was nothing between the two. But now the former BCCI president has finally opened up about the decision to make Rohit India’s new captain.

Ganguly recently clarified that he was not involved in Kohli’s removal from the captaincy. He disclosed that the BCCI had requested Kohli to reconsider stepping down as the T20I captain. However, Ganguly’s latest statement suggests a different narrative.

“Rohit became the captain when I was the BCCI president, and I am not surprised by the way he has led the team. I made him the Indian captain because I saw the talent in him, and I am not surprised by what he has done,” said Ganguly during a recent interaction.