His relations with the BCCI having reached its lowest ebb, it can be safely concluded that Virat Kohli has 'retired hurt,' the decision only accentuated by a shock defeat against the weakest South African Test side in recent times.
Aussie Marnus Labuschangne leads the batting charts with 924 points, ahead of England skipper Joe Root (881) and Steve Smith (871). Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are fifth and ninth respectively.
If runs have dried up on the field, Virat Kohli's off-the-field relationship with the BCCI hasn't exactly made matters easy for him as the establishment's poster boy isn't now on very good terms with the big wigs of the board.
It was a mixed 2021 for the Indian cricket team. Test success in Australia was a definite high and history is beckoning India in South Africa in what is likely to be a challenging 2022.
Days after Virat Kohli quit T20I captaincy, Sourav Ganguly said that the BCCI had asked the superstar batter to reconsider his decision. But Kohli denied the BCCI president's statement.
India's new limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury. KL Rahul will lead the team.. He is Test vice-captain too.
Besides Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin, the other two Indians in Cricket Australia Test XI of 2021 were Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel. Surprisingly, only one Australian made the cut - Marnus Labuschagne.
India captain sits in the selection committee meeting to give his inputs but decision-making power lies with the five-member selection panel while the coach doesn't have a seat on the table.
Ravichandran Ashwin, with 883 rating points, is the only Indian bowler in the top-10 of ICC Test Rankings. In the batting list, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli retained their 5th and 7th positions respectively.
In the absence of a strong administration at BCCI, Virat Kohli called the shots and not many seemed to mind it. However, his reign had to be challenged at some point with Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah filling the power vacuum.
India's ex-head coach Ravi Shastri feels that during COVID-19 times, it's too hard on one man to lead in all formats -- Tests, ODIs and T20 internationals. Virat Kohli leads in Tests only.
Virat Kohli will be a marked man. Not by the South Africans but the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly whom he ‘exposed’ for double-speak on captaincy.
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne has replaced England captain Joe Root to go atop the standings for the first time in his career. Another Aussie Steve Smith take the 3rd spot. India's Rohit Sharma is at fifth.
KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team for the Test series against South Africa. Rohit has been sidelined from the Test series after he injured his hamstring last week.
Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were seen at the NCA with India U-19 captain Yash Dhull. The BCCI also tweeted pictures of Rohit's session with the squad. Rohit himself played at the U-19 level back in 2006.
India Test captain Virat Kohli contradicted BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's claim that the cricket board had requested him not to step down as the captain of the T20 team.
Virat Kohli said he was not aware that Rohit Sharma will replace him as ODI captain. There was no prior communication on ODI leadership change, Kohli has clarified.
After vice-captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the Test series due to recurrence of a left hamstring injury, reports have emerged that Virat Kohli will take a break during the ODIs to spend some time with his young family.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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