A sting operation against chief selector Chetan Sharma puts Indian cricket on the map. Sharma clarified a number of controversial issues and provided detailed information about some very private information about boards and players. But the greatest of all was the Virat Kohli-Sourav Ganguly saga.
Surprisingly, Virat Kohli held a heated press conference after being sacked as India’s ODI skipper and was sacked as India’s captain just hours before the team left for South Africa. said he was informed about T20I, but when he refused, the BCCI informed him that the board did not support the split captain. Sharma sided with Ganguly and said Kohli had lied at the press conference.
Somewhere in Ganguly made a statement that Virat Kohli wanted to give up his captaincy. I told him not to give up his captaincy. This is what he told the media. Virat meanwhile said in the media that the president never told me this (I shouldn’t have given up
“He (Ganguly) said yes, think about it. Probably nine other people, including me and all the other selectors, all the BCCI officers.”
When asked if Virat had lied, Sharma replied, “I don’t know, Virat doesn’t know.” there will be Why did Virat have to say all this? As captain, he went to South Africa and spoke about the team at a press conference. 8-9 people were there and Ganguly told him (not to give up the post of captain) Virat lied, but no one knows why… It’s a personal issue for him, but it’s become a big controversy. It’s now a board versus player battle. Read More: ‘Virat Kohli considered himself bigger than the game’: Chief selector Chetan Sharma in sting video
Sharma added that some players think it’s bigger than the game. “When a player gets a little bit bigger, he thinks he’s very big, bigger than the board, nobody can touch him. Indian cricket can’t do without me. This has certainly not happened earlier.”
“Many great players have come and gone, but cricket still exists. At the time, he was trying to target the BCCI president directly, which was a big problem because Ganguly never told me about it.”