Indian captain Virat Kohli made the headlines recently when he announced his decision to resign as T20I captain after the end of the T20 World Cup 2021. The high-profile tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman respectively.
Not just that, Virat Kohli surprised even the IPL fraternity by announcing his decision to quit as RCB captain after the end of IPL 2021. RCB are in good form at the moment and they have a great chance to win the title for the first time in Kohli’s last phase as captain.
Meanwhile, several things happened behind the scenes that netizens aren’t aware of. If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, few Indian players complained about Virat Kohli’s attitude to the BCCI.
Kohli was criticised for his attitude problems by a few senior cricketers. The report says that the rift in the dressing room eventually led Kohli to step down from captaincy.
Ravichandran Ashwin complained to BCCI: Reports
As per the reports, Ravichandran Ashwin had complained about Virat Kohli’s attitude to the BCCI. When India lost to New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final this year, Kohli questioned the lack of intent from the senior off-spinner.
In fact, it was Ashwin who performed well on a swinging pitch. The BCCI was already planning to sack Virat Kohli from captaincy due to his attitude issues. Apart from Ashwin, others complained about his attitude in the dressing room.
As a result, Virat Kohli himself made up his mind to step down as T20I captain. He made it clear that he decided to step down to focus primarily on his batting. Moreover, he is a three format player and he needs to keep workload in mind as well.
The BCCI are also well aware that Virat Kohli is yet to deliver a major ICC trophy for India as captain. Kohli has a great opportunity to win his first ICC trophy as captain in the UAE. He will lead his team from the front in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.