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.
The BCCI postponed domestic cricket tournaments in India, including the Ranji Trophy in the wake of the rising COVID-19 cases. Ranji Trophy 2021-22 was scheduled to start on January 13.
As a precautionary measure, Avishek Dalmiya was shifted to the Woodlands Hospital. Last week, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly too was admitted to the same hospital where he was treated for four days after testing positive.
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.
Virat Kohli kicked up a storm by stating that he was never asked to reconsider leaving the T20 captaincy as asserted by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, a claim also made by chief selector Chetan Sharma.
India outplayed Sri Lanka in a rain-marred final to win their eighth junior continental title. The Boys in Blue won by nine wickets via a DLS method in the summit clash that was reduced to 38 overs a side.
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.
The hospital authorities informed that Ganguly has not been infected with the Omicron variant and that his home isolation will be under the supervision of doctors.
BCCI boss Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli contradicted each other on future of Indian captaincy while Olympians Manika Batra, Sushil Kumar and Mary Kom made headlines for the wrong reasons in 2021.
Sourav Ganguly was admitted to a city hospital on Monday night as a precautionary measure as he had tested positive for COVID-19. The BCCI president had received "Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail therapy" at the hospital.
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.
Sourav Ganguly is double vaccinated and has been travelling extensively in the past few months. The former India captain's reports came on Monday night and he has been hospitalised.
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.
Virat Kohli, during his pre-departure press conference ahead of the tour of South Africa, said that he was never asked to stay on as T20 skipper by the BCCI, a claim which was made by Sourav Ganguly.
The sacking of Virat Kohli as the captain of India's ODI captain has sparked a massive controversy. Now, batting great Sunil Gavaskar has weighed in on, and has some advice for Sourav Ganguly.
Indian cricket is been going through a controversial phase after Virat Kohli dismissed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's claims that he was asked not to step down from the T20 captaincy. India have departed for their South Africa tour.
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.
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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