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“Totally unnecessary”, Salman Butt on Chetan Sharma’s statement on Kohli-BCCI captaincy debacle


Former Pakistani Cricketer Salman Butt commented on his Youtube Channel that the statements made by Chetan Sharma were uncalled for. The chairman of the BCCI selection committee recently made a startling revelation that Kohli was indeed requested by the BCCI to not step down from the T20 format.

According to Salman Butt “Team is playing (in SA) and you have won the match. You are looking to win the series and the person you are talking about is your captain. And Virat had a discussion with Sourav Ganguly who is right now in isolation due to Covid. Sometimes miscommunication happens, it’s not that really a big deal. And when you are winning, everyone is performing then it is unnecessary to bring it back again. So if someone has asked him the question, he simply could have moved on. Totally unnecessary, uncalled for, not required at this stage”

Now that Chetan Sharma has come in support of Ganguly, it would be interesting to see how Kohli reacts given that he had denied that any request was offered to him to not relinquish the T20 captaincy. The team is right now in South Africa and has just registered their maiden test win at Centurion. India is desperately eyeing their first test series win in South Africa, especially Kohli as he has point to make after being dethroned from the ODI captaincy.

“There is no positive that can come out from Sharma’s statement given the timing and the performance that Team India is displaying. There is no need to talk about such a thing during the series.” Butt said.

If rumors in the cricketing circle are to be believed, Kohli wanted to remain as the ODI captain as the 50 over World Cup will be held in India in 2023. Kohli in his press conference admitted that not winning the ICC tournament could have been a possible reason for his removal from the ODI captaincy. However, Kohli’s captaincy record has been exceptional in the ODI with a winning % of nearly 71.

Earlier when the press asked Ganguly about his response in the wake of Kohli’s press conference where he contradicted Ganguly’s statement, Sourav requested the media to leave the matter and that BCCI will handle it on its own without any press conference.

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