Sourav Ganguly responded to the current controversy and said the board would deal with it. Virat Kohli’s press conference yesterday gave birth to one of the biggest controversies in the Indian cricket. Kohli denied claims made by the BCCI president earlier and also cleared all the rumours. The BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma was reportedly going to address media yesterday but later it was cancelled.
When the BCCI replaced Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as the ODI captain of Indian cricket team for the South Africa tour, it created a buzz. It did not go well with many and they criticised the way Indian cricket board chose to sack Virat Kohli. However, later Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president revealed, “We had requested Virat not to step down as T20 captain but he didn’t want to continue as captain.” Ganguly told PTI, “So, the selectors felt that they cannot have two white-ball captains in two white-ball formats. That’s too much of leadership.”
But yesterday Kohli countered the same. He said, “I told the BCCI before giving up T20I captaincy,” Kohli said. “I told them my point of view. I gave the reasons why I wanted to quit T20 captaincy and my view point was received very nicely. There was no offence, no hesitation and not for once was I told that ‘you should not leave T20 captaincy’.”
The communication gap was vivid. Therefore, everyone is waiting for the BCCI to come up with their viewpoint. Today Ganguly was asked for his opinion on the issue by media and he said, “We will deal with it, leave it to us.” He chose not to comment on Kohli’s claims and maintained his silence. With the South Africa tour nearby, it will be interesting to see how the board deals with the issue and brings back the Indian cricket on track.