However, Kohli held a press conference before Team India geared up to depart for South Africa. In this, the former white-ball skipper contradicted Ganguly saying he was never asked to leave the T20I captaincy adding that even regarding the ODI captaincy, the communication could have been better.
Last week, Kohli had stood down as India's Test captain. Ganguly had then said that Virat Kohli's decision to step down as Team India's Test skipper was a "personal one".
The BCCI president also said the board respects Kohli's decision."Under Virat's leadership, Indian cricket has made rapid strides in all formats of the game. His decision is a personal one and BCCI respects it immensely. He will be an important member to take this team to newer heights in the future. A great player. Well done," Ganguly had tweeted.