” Virat Kohli to Remain as the Captain Of the Formats” : BCCI

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  • Reports emerged Kohli might lose his white ball captaincy.
  • Sources claimed BCCI held a meeting to discuss the issue.
  • BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal dismissed reports.

In a strongly worded message, On Monday, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal rubbished reports claiming that Virat Kohli will step down as limited-overs captain after the ICC T20 World Cup. Dhumal speaker to a  news channel said “This is all rubbish. Nothing (as) such is happening. This is all that you guys (media) are talking about. BCCI has not met or discussed anything on this issue (split captaincy).”

Reports had emerged that Kohli might lose his white-ball captaincy and Rohit Sharma could be asked to lead the limited-overs side if the team fails to win the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.

Sources also claimed that, although Virat Kohli has been successful in Test cricket but his failure to win the 2019 ODI World Cup, in England and Wales, the responsibility could fall on Sharma. Sources said, since India’s loss to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in England, the BCCI top brass has been discussing the issue, where they were reportedly disappointed with the Indian skipper’s team selection. Kohli had played two spinners in seamer-friendly and overcast conditions during the WTC final. But Dhumal cleared the doubt by saying, ” no such meeting took place.”

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