The treasurer of the Board of Control Of Cricket in India (BCCI) Arun Dhumal has denied recent claims and reports of the split in the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. Dhumal was very stern while stating that current skipper Virat Kohli will continue as his captaincy post for eh national team across all three formats of the game and dismissed the rumours of current vice-captain, Rohit Sharma to take over as the new white-ball captain.
Over the past, recent days reports from the media claimed that Kohli is set to step down as captain after the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. The various reports stated that the team management was informed by Kohli about the decision and so was his successor for captaincy, Rohit Sharma.
The topic of the reports was addressed by the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal by saying “This is all rubbish. Nothing (as) such is happening. This is all what you guys (media) are talking about. BCCI has not met or discussed anything on this issue (split captaincy),” as reported by IANS. “Virat will remain as the captain (of all formats),” he added
Virat Kohli was made the national cricket team’s full-time captain across all formats of the game in 2017 after MS Dhoni had decided it was the right time to move on and let cricketing sensation lead well in advance of the upcoming major tournaments. Since then Kohli had taken the Men in Blue to become one of the most dominant sides in all three formats. He has become India’s most successful Test captain with 38 wins in 65 games in charge.
However, team India is yet to win a major ICC trophy under Kohli’s leadership despite coming close on multiple separate occasions against Pakistan in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy before the 2019 ODI World Cup exit against the runners-up New Zealand in the semifinal.