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Former Pakistan player criticizes Sourav Ganguly for treating Virat Kohli disrespectfully

The BCCI has not handled the handing of the limited-overs captaincy baton from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma effectively

Former Pakistan player criticizes Sourav Ganguly for treating Virat Kohli disrespectfully
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The BCCI has not handled the handing of the limited-overs captaincy baton from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma effectively, according to the outgoing skipper's admirers.

Virat Kohli will continue to lead India in Tests, but Rohit will lead India in ODIs and T20Is during the South Africa tour. Rohit has already shown himself as a T20I captain, sweeping New Zealand 3-0 last month.

So far, there has been no communication from Virat or Rohit about the episode. However, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated that the decision to award Rohit the captaincy was made exclusively by selectors, as they were opposed to split-captaincy in limited overs.

While retiring from T20Is, Virat Kohli stated that he wanted to lead India in Tests and ODIs, but selectors appear to have given him a deadline to step down as ODI captain as well. Virat ultimately gave in, and the decision was made by the selectors.

Danish Kaneria, a former Pakistan spinner, believes Kohli was handled unfairly.

On his YouTube channel, he stated, "Did the BCCI do the right thing with Kohli? I don't think so. They did not give him respect. He has led India to 65 wins in ODIs, the fourth highest by any India skipper. The thing is why didn't you inform someone whose record as captain isn't bad at all. Second most runs as India ODI skipper. Based on his record, he deserved respect. Sure, he hasn't won an ICC trophy as captain but the way he has led is phenomenal," Kaneria said in a video on his YouTube channel.

"Sourav Ganguly is such a big name, a former captain. He should have communicated to Virat that we would like for Rohit to captain," added the former Pakistan spinner.

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