Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly spoke about the removal of Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy. He said that the board had requested Virat Kohli not to give up the captaincy of T20 Internationals. After this the selectors felt that different captains would not be right for the white ball. Hence the decision was taken. On Wednesday, the BCCI announced the appointment of Rohit Sharma as the new ODI captain of Team India. BCCI had given this information by tweeting.
BCCI on Thursday tweeted, “A leader who led the team with grit, passion & determination. Thank you Captain Virat Kohli. Significantly, Virat Kohli captained Team India in 95 ODIs and led India to victory in 65 matches. His win average was 70.43 which is fantastic. India has lost 27 matches under his captaincy. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, India won 15 out of 19 bilateral series.