Virat Kohli Resignation – Rohit Sharma ‘Shocked’: The sudden resignation on Saturday evening by Virat Kohli has not only stunned cricket fans all around the globe. But India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma is also shocked by Kohli’s move – Follow Indian Cricket LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN
Virat Kohli Resigns: ‘Miffed’ Kohli informed his team on Friday about ‘QUITTING…
Rohit did not travel with the team to South-Africa due to injury. According to Rohit’s post on social media, he is left completely ‘SHOCKED’ by Kohli’s decision to leave test captaincy.
Kohli on Saturday stepped down as India’s Test captain after leading the side for seven years. Rohit Sharma on Sunday shared a picture of him with Kohli and extended best wishes for the future following Kohli’s decision to step down as India’s Test captain.
“Shocked!! But congratulations on a successful stint as Indian captain,” Rohit said in an Instagram post.
Virat Kohli Resignation leaves Rohit Sharma ‘SHOCKED’, team India’s whiteball captain congratulates Kohli
Last year, Kohli had stepped down as the T20I captain and then he was removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted one captain for the white-ball format.
Kohli’s decision to leave Test captaincy comes a day after India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa on Friday.
InsideSport has learnt from its sources, Kohli during the team meeting in NEWLANDS Dressing Room informed everyone on Friday that ‘he has decided to resign from test captaincy’.
He also requested the team members and the members of coaching staff to keep the news to themselves and not reveal to anyone.
The team was left completely stunned by Kohli’s disclosure.
When & how was BCCI informed? No one in the board had a idea about Kohli’s decision till Saturday 3PM.
The sources close to top BCCI officials informed that BCCI Sec Jay Shah got a brief call from Kohli around 3PM. It is not clear whether BCCI President Sourav Ganguly recieved a call from Kohli or not.
Jay Shah was informed by Kohli that ‘he is leaving test captaincy’.
Kohli’s sudden disclosure did take him by surprise. But no attempt was made to request Kohli to ‘reconsider the decision’
“He had made up his mind to quit Test captaincy. There was no point requesting him”, a source has been quoted by The Telegraph.
Did the Chairman of Selection Committee got a call? InsideSport could not verify that whether Kohli gave a call to Chetan Sharma, the chairman of selection committe or not.
Repeated attempts to connect with Sharma remained futile.
Though two other selectors informed InsideSport that, ‘they are unaware of any call to the selection committee by Kohli’
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