BCCI thanks Kohli at end of limited-overs captaincy stint

NEW DELHI, Dec 9:  A day after replacing him with Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI skipper, the BCCI on Thursday thanked Virat Kohli for displaying “grit, passion and determination” during his tenure.

Rohit was also named Kohli’s deputy in the Test format. The Mumbaikar is already India’s T20 captain.

“A leader who led the side with grit, passion & determination. Thank you Captain @imVkohli,” the Board tweeted on the day after completely omitting any reference to him in the press note that announced Rohit’s elevation to ODI captaincy.

In a captaincy that began in 2017, Kohli led India to 65 wins out of 95 matches with an admirable winning percentage of 70.43.

He relinquished T20 captaincy at the end of the T20 World Cup where India could not make the knockout stages.

Rohit’s first assignment as India’s limited overs captain was the T20 series against New Zealand at home last month, which the team won 3-0.

His next big test would be the South Africa ODI series, the squad for which is yet to be announced. (PTI)