23 March Thursday

Was Not Informed Of Removal As Team Captain; Will Play Against S. Africa : Virat Kohli

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Wednesday Dec 15, 2021

Mumbai : Indian  Test skipper Virat Kohli said he had no prior knowledge  of his removal  as ODI team captain. The Chief Selector informed of Rohit Sharma replacing him in that position only one-and-half hours before the Test series squad for South Africa was announced, said Kohli, adding that, he did not ask anyone for a break to rest.

The Chief Selector called right before selecting the Test squad and said the team will now on be led by another individual and that it was a collective decision of 5-member Selector Committee. There was no indication or talks in this regard earlier, said Kohli.

I look forward to S. African tour with great enthusiasm. Shall do everything possible to secure victory.  I did not ask leave from ODI. Please do not ask me these kind of question ? It should be asked of people who write lies, said Kohli at a press conference called before his South Africa tour.