Virat decided to leave T20 captaincy after Rahane and Pujara’s complaint to BCCI
India’s defeat in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand was not taken lightly by Virat Kohli. As per a report in Indian Express, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara called up BCCI secretary Jay Shah expressing their opinions on Virat’s leadership style.
Both the batters came under the scanner for their batting display against the Kiwis in a high-profile game. While Pujara scored 8 and 15, Rahane scored 49 and 15 in the finale.
“The mindset has to be to score runs and find ways to score runs. You can’t be too worried about getting out because you are [then] bringing the bowler into the game completely,” the Indian skipper had asserted in the post-match presentation.
Rahane and Pujara were not happy with Virat and approached the governing body of Indian cricket. This is when the BCCI decided to handle the matter. The board asked for feedback from the other players in the team. It is being speculated that Virat decided to quit the T20 captaincy after the players turned against him.
He will also leave RCB captaincy after the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Earlier, it was also reported that India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also spoke to BCCI against the skipper.