Live Cricket News: The possibility of a breach between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma has been a topic of discussion for some time, and recent claims of both top players withdrawing from playing under each other have just given fuel to the fire. Now, a BCCI officer has confirmed the rumours, saying that the way things have gone down has been “very bad.”
According to a source, the BCCI would invite both players to meet on a neutral field to discuss the situation, as the episode involving their rift has brought humiliation to the country. “Kohli was adamant about leading the side in the ODI World Cup in 2023, but similar selectors were adamant about having one captain in white-ball formats as well.”
“He didn’t take it lightly and refused to play under Rohit Sharma, who would head the team in three One-Day Internationals against South Africa. Although Kohli stated personal reasons for his departure from the ground, no one is naive enough to guess what the real cause is “According to reports, a top BCCI source said.
According to a BCCI official, the decision to remove Virat Kohli as ODI skipper was made for the team’s good, but Kohli’s attitude was selfish.
Rohit Sharma, in particular, has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against South Africa due to injury. Sharma sustained an injury while participating in a training session and has been ruled out of the Test series, but the BCCI has verified that the newly appointed skipper will be fit to lead the side in ODIs, which are set to begin in January of next year.
In terms of the visit, India will face South Africa in three Tests and as many ODIs as possible. The Test series will begin in Centurion on December 26. The ODI series, on the other hand, will begin on January 19.
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