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“Media should ask Sourav Ganguly”: Sunil Gavaskar on Kohli and Ganguly not on the same page


A few days, BCCI dropped a bombshell when they announced that Kohli will not be captaining the ODI team of the side anymore. The reason given by Sourav Ganguly, head of BCCI was that the selectors were not in favour of the split-captaincy which is why Kohli was annexed. Ganguly also revealed that he personally requested Virat Kohli to not step down from the T20 captaincy. However, in the press conference today, Virat categorically specified that he wasn’t requested to not step down from the T20 captaincy and the selectors accepted his decision to step down.

Upon being asked by the presenter of Kohli and Ganguly on the different page regarding Kohli’s decision of stepping down, Sunil Gavaskar, speaking to Sports Tak replied that Sourav Ganguly should be asked about it. Kohli also denied the reports of him not wanting to play the ODI tour of South Africa.

Nothing wrong in BCCI letting know Virat Kohli of his captaincy removal on phone : Sunil Gavaskar

Fans in social media have been vocal about the fact that Kohli was not given an honourable exit. Kohli today in the press conference revealed that he was informed about his captaincy removal in the very last moments of the phone call with the chief selector and he simply conveyed that he is ok with the decision.

Critics were of the point that the likes of Kohli deserved some communication and discussion regarding the change of captaincy. But Sunil Gavaskar believes that there is nothing wrong in letting Kohli on the phone about the appointment of a new captain. According to Gavaskar, “Chariman selection committee informed Kohli about the decision before the announcing in public domain. So they did gave the courtesy to him (Kohli). Its not that Kohli came to know about his captaincy removal from the media.”

Gavaskar at the end of the show commented that rumors and fake news should not be spread as it only pulls back the Indian Cricket. The former cricketer believes that these small incidents will not have an impact on India’s performance in the coming test series against South Africa.

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