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‘Talking through media will create issues’ – Shahid Afirid on Ganguly Virat


There is no doubt that the developments in Indian Cricket are also heavily followed in neighboring country Pakistan. The Ganguly Kohli saga has taken everyone by surprise and fans were shocked to see the way Kohli was demoted from captaincy. But the revelations made by Kohli in his press conference were in sharp contrast to what Ganguly had told to a leading publication. Now, Pakistani ex-cricketer has weighed his opinion on the matter. According to him, the cricket board is like a father who needs to have a clear conversation with its players and keep them in the loop about the developments.

Speaking to Samaa TV, Shahid said, “The role of the board is very important. The Board is always like a father and the future plans are always discussed with the players. If they talk through media then it would cause issues only. They should talk face to face because that will allow for the solution to emerge. The communication gap between players and board shouldn’t be there”

The Indian team is now in South Africa and is looking to win their first test series win. Upon being asked by the media to reply in response to Kohli’s revelations that he was not insisted by anyone to remain at the T20 captaincy, Ganguly replied, “No Press conference, nothing. Leave it to the BCCI”

There were earlier reports that Kohli was not happy with his captaincy removal which is why he decided to leave the ODI leg of the tour. Kohli however refuted all those claims and said that everything is alright between him and the cricketer and that he is tired of giving clarification for the last 2 years. The test series will start on 26th December whereas the ODI series will start on the 19th of January. All the matches are likely to be played behind closed doors.

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