The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday shared a post on Twitter thanking Virat Kohli for his services as Team India ODI captain. The cricket board announced Rohit Sharma as the new white-ball captain of the Indian team without acknowledging Kohli in the statement. The BCCI also faced flak on social media for the treatment of Kohli who is one of India’s most successful captains.
“A leader who led the side with grit, passion & determination. Flag of IndiaTop with upwards arrow above. Thank you Captain @imVkohli #TeamIndia,” BCCI wrote on Twitter.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday announced Rohit as the new captain of Team India in ODIs. Kohli relinquished his T20I captaincy after the 2021 T20 World Cup. However, the 33-year-old didn’t step down from his role in the ODIs as he was sacked by BCCI from the position.
During his ODI captaincy tenure, Kohli failed to guide India to an ICC title which always put his leadership qualities under the scanner. However, the 33-year-old led the Men in Blue to several historic bilateral series wins which makes him one of the most successful ODI captains in Indian history.