Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar reacts to Virat Kohli's press conference

Virat Kohli on Wednesday revealed that he was not advised not to step down as T20 captain

By Web Desk
December 16, 2021
Sunil Gavaskar (L) and Virat Kohli (R) - File Photo

Ex-Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has reacted to Virat Kohli's press conference in which Kohli had said that no communication between him and Sourav Ganguly took place about his removal from India's ODI captaincy.

"There was no prior communication with me at all since I announced the T20I captaincy decision until the 8th of December," Kohli said on Wednesday during a press conference.

Earlier, Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated that regardless of India's performance at the T20 World Cup in 2021, the BCCI had asked Virat Kohli not to resign as India's T20 captain.

Kohli, on the other hand, did not corroborate Ganguly's version. 

"I think it (Kohli’s comments) actually doesn’t bring the BCCI into the picture. I think it’s the individual who has to be asked where he got the impression he had conveyed such a message to Kohli. So that’s the only thing.

"Yes, he [Sourav Ganguly] is the BCCI president and surely he should be asked why there is this discrepancy. He is probably the best person to ask about the discrepancy in what you seem to have to say and what the Indian captain has said," Sunil Gavaskar told India Today.

Gavaskar further added that there should be clear communication between the players and the board.

"Yes, it always helps to have a clear line of communication so that there is no speculation. So from now, from what has happened, there should be a clear line of communication," he added.

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