Virat Kohli’s decision of giving up the T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup was due to a revolt by R Ashwin. Just days after Jay Shah announced India’s T20 World Cup squad, Kohli decided to quit the T20 captaincy after the ICC event in UAE and Oman. While announcing his decision, Virat stated that he wants to manage his workload and he would continue to lead India in ODIs and Test format.
According to a report by news agency IANS, a senior player had complained to the BCCI secretary against Virat Kohli for the way he has been treating him. The skipper had accused this player of not showing enough intent in the finale of the World Test Championship against New Zealand.
It has been revealed that the player was R Ashwin, who revolted against his own skipper. The matter is serious as Ashwin was benched for four Test matches in England.
If the sources in the report are to be believed, Virat even had an argument with the selectors for including R Ashwin in the T20 World Cup squad as the Indian captain wanted leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.