The last few months have been a nightmare for Virat Kohli. At first, he had to leave the captaincy of India’s T20 team. After this, the BCCI itself removed him from the captaincy of the ODI team. After all, this suddenly happened with Virat Kohli, many types of questions are arising. Virat Kohli’s performance as a batsman has been excellent in ODIs and T20s, despite this, what was the reason, which he had to lose his captaincy. Now a shocking revelation has come about it.
A BCCI source told in an exclusive interview with Dainik Bhaskar that the reason for leaving Kohli’s captaincy is the IPL. A source said that even in the midst of the second wave of Corona in 2021, BCCI wanted the IPL to be done. BCCI was not thinking of canceling it. 2 members of the KKR team Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrior were found to be covid positive. After this, Kohli refused to play the match with KKR.
Before Kohli’s refusal, no team was speaking about Covid, but after the cancellation of the match between Bangalore and Kolkata, other franchises also expressed concern about the health of their players and staffs and refused to play the match. There was a reason for this too.
Due to opposition from the franchises, the match of RCB and KKR to be held on 3 May was postponed. After this, on May 4, the BCCI decided to postpone the entire IPL. According to the source, the board was angered by Kohli’s refusal. BCCI was worried that postponement of IPL would result in loss, but Kohli ignored it. After this, the remaining matches of IPL 2021 were played in UAE from 19 September to 15 October. Not only this, the T20 World Cup to be held in India also could not happen. This too had to be done in the UAE itself.
According to the source, another decision of Virat Kohli had angered the BCCI. Virat Kohli had announced his resignation from the captaincy of the T20 team by writing a letter on his social media account before the T20 World Cup on 16 September. Virat Kohli cited the workload for this. Although BCCI President Sourav Ganguly wanted him to be the captain, Kohli resigned. After this, Kohli was also removed from the captaincy of ODIs.