Ex-India Cricketer Aakash Chopra Says Virat Kohli Being Sacked As ODI Captain “Was Bound To Happen”


Virat Kohli has been changed by Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI captain .© AFP

The BCCI introduced on Wednesday that it was handing over white-ball cricket’s management mantle to Rohit Sharma, successfully sacking Virat Kohli as India’s ODI captain. Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit had already taken over Group India’s T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup and the latest resolution was “certain to occur” in line with former cricketer Aakash Chopra. Talking on his YouTube channel, the commentator defined that the Indian cricket board made a distinction between white-ball and red-ball cricket. “We had already mentioned earlier that it was certain to occur. The day Virat Kohli stop T20I captaincy, it was a foregone conclusion that he would lose his One Day captaincy additionally very quickly”, he mentioned.

“You’ll go together with the captain of the T20s. Who’s captaining T20Is may also clearly lead in ODIs.”

The 44-year-old additionally went on to clarify which you can’t have a participant as Take a look at and ODI skipper however not as T20I captain. “World over it has by no means occurred that the Take a look at captain is an ODI captain and isn’t a T20 captain. Or as Take a look at captain and T20 captain however not in One Day”, he acknowledged.

“Distinction is at all times about white ball cricket and crimson ball cricket and that distinction has been settled.”

In September earlier than the T20 World Cup, Kohli had already introduced that he can be quitting as T20I skipper after the showpiece occasion, citing workload points. He additionally talked about his curiosity to proceed main India in ODI and Take a look at codecs.

Rohit started his tenure as full-time T20I captain on a robust be aware, sealing a 3-Zero win towards the Blackcaps in November. In the meantime, Kohli was rested for the sequence however returned for the continued Take a look at matches.


Praising Rohit, Chopra mentioned, “He’s tactically excellent.”

“The coin will fall in his facet. He’s a fortunate captain”, he quipped.

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