Over the last few days, there is a lot of noise on social media platforms regarding Indian Cricket. On December 8th, when the squad for South Africa has announced it Stated that Virat Kohli will no more be the Captain in White ball Cricket for Team India and Rohit will take charge moving forward.
Sourav Ganguly’s Statement
After which BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly
in an interview with News18, had said that he personally requested the former white-ball captain to not give away the T20I leadership.
“It’s like I said… I personally requested him (Kohli) not to give up the T20I captaincy. Obviously, he felt the workload. Which is fine, he has been a great cricketer, he has been very intense with his cricket. He has been captained for a long period of time and these things happen. Because I have captained for a long period of time; therefore, I know. Also, they wanted only one white-ball captain. And that’s why this decision. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. But as I said, it’s a good team and it has some fantastic players and I hope they will turn it around,” Ganguly said in an interview to News18.
Virat Kohli’s Statement
But yesterday on 15th December in the pre-departure Press Conference, Indian Captain Virat Kohli gave a contradicting statement that” he wasn’t told to not leave the T20I Captaincy”
“When I approached BCCI about T20I Captaincy, it was received very well. It was called a progressive call. I was not told to not leave the T20I Captaincy.”
Both these two statements are contradicting to each other as both cannot be true which means something had gone wrong in Indian Cricket.
Any people including former cricketer, commentary passed their opinion on this incident and one of the tweets is from former Cricketer Pragyan Ojha.
Pragyan Ojha indirectly took a dig at Virat Kohli
Pragyan Ojha, former Cricketer and Currently commentary and a member of IPL Governing Council
indirectly took a dig at Virat through a tweet after his statement at the press conference.
In the tweet, Ojha supposedly took the side of the BCCI on this issue, in a way mentioned that the internal matter between the board and Virat should not have come out in public.
“A good chef knows what to show and what not to when he is trying to prepare a delicious dish! As the reputation of the kitchen and the restaurant is on him,” Ojha tweeted.
After Virat’s statement in the pre-departure Press Conference, there are still no statements for BCCI till now. And today morning Team India has left for the South Africa tour.