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‘Wasn’t told not to give up T20I captaincy’, Virat Kohli contends Sourav Ganguly’s claim

NEW DelHI: Virat Kohli, captain of India Test on Wednesday said he had informed the board of his decision to step down as captain of the T20I just before the World Cup and was “well received” and called “ongoing” by BCCI officials. brass, contradicting Sourav Ganguly’s statement suggesting that the star striker had been asked to reconsider his decision.
Just before the start of this year’s T20 World Cup in the UAE, Kohli had announced his decision to withdraw as captain of the India T20I after the tournament.
“When I decided to resign as T20I captain and spoke to the BCCI about my decision, it was well received,” said Kohli. “There was no case or doubt. I was not told to reconsider.

“Then I told them I would like to continue with the Tests and ODIs, unless the office and electorate felt differently. My communication was clear on what I wanted to do. I gave them the option, that if they felt I should not do it. -ODI), the decision is in their hands, ”he added.

In particular, BCCI president Ganguly had earlier said he had asked Virat not to step down as T20I captain.

“Is that what I said? I personally asked him (Kohli) not to resign from the T20I captaincy position. Obviously he was a good listener. Well, he was a good cricket player, he played hard cricket. “Well, I know. And, they wanted only one white captain. That’s why this decision,” Ganguly had told News. 18.

“Obviously we have not won the ICC tournament yet. I understand the concept that led them to make this decision,” Kohli said.

The legendary newcomer also praised India’s new white captain and said, “Rohit Sharma is a very talented, talented captain. We have seen you in India and the IPL. And Rahul (Dravid), they will both be my full support.”

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