Hadn't won the ICC title and removed myself as ODI skipper "Logical decision": Virat Kohli
India Test Skipper Virat Kohli said Wednesday he understood why he was deposed as ODI captain and described the call as "logical". Last week, Kohli was replaced by Rohit Sharma as the white ball skipper. "I can understand why we didn't win an ICC tournament. There is no debate about whether your decision is right or wrong. It's a logical decision that I understand," Kohli said during a virtual press conference. Kohli also said there was no prior communication between him and the selectors before he was removed as the ODI team captain.
"Whatever was said about the communication during the decision made was inaccurate. I was contacted an hour and a half before the selection meeting on the 8th for the test series.
"And there hasn't been any prior communication with me since I announced the decision to be the T20I captain by December 8th. The Chief Selector discussed the testing team, which we both agreed to. Before I ended the conversation, I was told that the five selectors decided that I wouldn't be the ODI captain, to which I replied, "Okay, good," he continued.
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Regarding Rohit Sharma, Kohli said, “Rohit is a very capable captain, very solid tactically. We saw him captain Indians in the games for India and also in the IPL with Mumbai. As a very balanced coach and great coach, both will have my absolute support and contribution to any vision they set for the team. "
"I'll be there to support that 100 percent and continue to be the type of guy who can propel the team in the right direction on ODIs and T20Is. Well, I can't tell if it will leave a positive impression if I'm not the captain. " with my hitting performance, no one can predict these things. I'm very proud to be captain for the team and I've done my best. I think what I know is that my motivation to perform has won. If I don't stop at all, I'll always be ready and eager to do the same, "he added.