There is no doubt that the storm created by Kohli’s press conference revelations has caught the eye of every cricket fan. A large section of social media sided with Kohli’s version whereas there are ample cricket fans who believed in Ganguly’s version of events. Whenever such disagreements surface in the media, fans are always curious to know about the opinions of players from Pakistan.
Now Pakistan cricketer, Saeed Ajmal has given his opinion and according to the former spinner, Kohli’s ego has been hurt. In his own words, “Virat Kohli ego ke upar aa gaye (Virat Kohli’s ego has come in between)”. Ajmal said while speaking to Paktv.tv youtube channel.
Right of BCCI to choose same ODI skipper as that of T20 also : Saeed Ajmal
No cricket country in the world currently has a different leader for ODI and T20. England is the exception where Joe Root manages the ODI team and Eoin Morgan handles the T20 team. Considering the decision taken by the BCCI as right, Ajmal said, “Bharat board ne jo failsa liya hai, vo sahi liya hai. Unhone kaha hai ki agar T20 ka kaptaan agar Rohit Sharma ko banaya hai toh isko ODI ka bhi bana dete hain. Virat Kohli ko test ka banate hain. (The decision taken by the Indian Cricket board is right. They have appointed Rohit Sharma as the ODI skipper because he was their T20 captain and Virat Kohli to be the Test captain.)”
Virat should have no hesitation playing under Rohit Sharma : Saeed Ajmal
The former off-spinner said that Kohli’s ego has come in between which is why he decided earlier not to play under Sharma’s ODI captaincy in South Africa. Ajmal said that Rohit Sharma played a lot of matches under Virat Kohli, now it is time for Kohli to contribute to the team under Sharma’s leadership. Ajmal cited the scenario of the current Pakistan team where players like Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafiz, who were captains earlier, are now playing happily under the leadership of Babar Azam and helping Pakistan Cricket.
Pakistan should not travel to other cricketing nations who refuses to come to Pakistan : Saeed Ajmal
Sajeed Ajmal commented that Pakistan has come up in international cricket after a lot of hard work and performance and therefore, they need to have a ‘give and take’ relation with other cricketing nations. “If the other countries refuse to come to Pakistan, then Pakistan should not tour them also”. Ajmal said.
The country has slowly started to witness the arrival of International teams in Pakistan. The West Indies team was slated to play the T20s and ODIs but the tour was marred by the Covid cases in the West Indian camp and now the ODIs will be conducted in the first or second week of June. Pakistan clinched the T20 series with 3 -0.