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Fire is reignited: Aakash Chopra on Kohli captaincy debacle


It wouldn’t be wrong to say that BCCI and Virat Kohli are at loggerheads at each other for the captaincy debacle. Both parties have contradicted each other and recently, Chetan Sharma, the chairman of the All India senior selection committee backed Ganguly’s version of events that Kohli was indeed requested by the BCCI to not step down from the T20 captaincy ‘for the sake of Indian Cricket’.

Speaking on his Youtube Channel, Aakash Chopra said that with Chetan Sharma’s statement, the fire is reignited between both the parties. Kohli did a press conference on 15th December where he denied any request being made to him to remain at the helm of the team in the T20 format whereas Ganguly told a leading publication that he personally requested Kohli to not step down.

While Kohli says that his decision was taken as a ‘progressive’ step by the BCCI members, Chetan Sharma said that the time wasn’t right then to intimate Kohli about the impossibility of split-captaincy in the white-ball format as India were about to step into the T20 World Cup.

“Shots have been fired, maybe there will be reciprocation from Virat Kohli’s side as well. Someone claims something and the other denies. If it happens, don’t be surprised,”. Aakash Chopra said on his Youtube Channel.

“A little more fuel has been added to the fire which was already there because the clarification has come from the BCCI via Chetan Sharma, who is the chairman of selectors,” He said

Whether BCCI is saying the truth or Virat Kohli, both contradicting each other is a clear sign of miscommunication, something that dents the image of Indian Cricket. Kohli has been an exceptional leader for the Indian team although he admitted that his inability to win an ICC tournament in his tenure would have been the reason for his removal from captaincy. Ganguly earlier pointed out that the only reason Kohli was removed as the selectors were not in favor of split-captaincy in the white-ball format.

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