Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli are two big names of the Indian cricket but there have been times when fans of Virat Kohli have trolled and slammed Sourav Ganguly.
It all happened because Sourav Ganguly was the President of the BCCI when Virat Kohli was removed from the captaincy of ODIs. Prior to that, Virat Kohli gave up his T20 captaincy citing workload pressure and then he was replaced by Rohit Sharma in both the limited over formats. Later on, Virat Kohli stated that he wanted to lead India in ODIs and test matches but he was removed from the ODI captaincy without getting informed in a proper manner.
Many felt that Sourav Ganguly was behind removing Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy but Sourav Ganguly has denied all such allegations as recently he said, “I didn’t remove Virat from captaincy. I have said this a lot of times. He wasn’t interested to lead in T20Is. So, after he made that decision, I told him, if you’re not interested to lead in T20Is, it’s better if you step down from entire white-ball cricket. Let there be a white-ball captain and a red-ball captain.”
Sourav Ganguly further added, “I pushed Rohit Sharma a bit to take up the captaincy role because he wasn’t interested to lead in all three formats of the game. So, maybe I have a bit of contribution in that but no matter who is administrating, it’s the players who perform well on the field. I was appointed as the President of BCCI to work for the betterment of Indian cricket, this is a small part of it.”
After some time, Virat Kohli also gave up test captaincy and he was replaced by Rohit Sharma in the longest format as well.