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‘I Did Not Remove Him’, Big Statement By Sourav Ganguly Over Kohli’s Captaincy Departure

Virat Kohli's captaincy was withdrawn in 2021, and Ganguly's recent statement has revived discussions surrounding this contentious issue.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Dec 5, 2023 13:18 IST
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Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli
Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli

The removal of Virat Kohli from captaincy stirred controversy and conjecture, with social media abuzz with fans pointing fingers at cricketing seniors and the BCCI. There were rumors circulating that Kohli was reluctant to relinquish the T20 captaincy, sparking debates and speculations regarding the decision. Amidst these discussions, former cricketing stalwart Sourav Ganguly’s role was under scrutiny regarding Kohli’s captaincy ousting. However, Ganguly has come forward to clarify that he was not responsible for Kohli’s captaincy departure.

A Rekindled Debate

Kohli’s captaincy was withdrawn in 2021, and Ganguly’s recent statement has revived discussions surrounding this contentious issue. Fans, who once vilified Ganguly for Kohli’s captaincy removal, are now faced with conflicting narratives. This clarification has resurfaced the query about who orchestrated Kohli’s departure from the captaincy, renewing the perplexity among fans.

Ganguly’s Revelation

During a show, Sourav Ganguly addressed the speculation, asserting that he did not strip Virat Kohli of the captaincy. According to Ganguly, Kohli expressed disinterest in leading the T20 format, prompting Ganguly to suggest relinquishing the white-ball cricket captaincy. Kohli voluntarily stepped down from captaincy, aligning with his preference to not lead in the T20 format. Subsequently, Kohli vacated the captaincy across T20, ODI, and Test cricket, opting to contribute as a team batsman. Ganguly’s revelation seeks to assuage the unrest among fans since Kohli’s captaincy departure.

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A Clarification Attempt

Ganguly’s clarification attempts to douse the flames of speculation and offers insight into the circumstances surrounding Kohli’s decision to step down. Amidst ongoing debates and conjectures, Ganguly’s explanation serves as an attempt to address the lingering queries and confusions circulating among cricket enthusiasts regarding Kohli’s captaincy exit.

First published on: Dec 05, 2023 11:01 AM IST

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