Sourav Ganguly “Should come out and give an explanation” says former Indian cricketer
The former Indian cricket Madan Lal said that the BCCI president Ganguly “should come out and give an explanation” and that will be the end of the entire issue.
Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal said that the rift between India Test skipper Virat Kohli and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not a controversy but a matter of opinion.
Sourav Ganguly has talked about Virat Kohli’s decision about quitting the role of captaincy in the short format. He had personally requested Kohli not to give up the T20I captaincy role.
However, Kohli held a press conference on Wednesday, and in that, Kohli denied Ganguly saying he was never asked not to leave the T20I captaincy.
“I think this situation should have been handled in a better way because it is not a controversy but a matter of opinion. I don’t know what Sourav had said to Virat so I don’t want to comment on that. But I think that Sourav being the president should come out and give an explanation and that will be the end of the entire issue. We need to be focused on the South Africa tour right now as it is an important game for us,”Madan Lal told ANI.
Madan Lal said he agrees with Sunil Gavaskar that Kohli should clear the issue with management.
“Gavaskar is correct with his point. Virat should clear all his issues with the management. This is not a big matter. I would say that the selectors should have handled the situation better. Selectors have to look after and stop these controversies. I am not sure if the selectors spoke to Virat before taking the decision,”said Madan Lal.
Virat Kohli gave the reason that workload management is the main reason behind his decision to quit the captaincy.
While announcing the Test squad for the South Africa tour, the BCCI named Rohit Sharma as the new ODI skipper.
India and South Africa will clash in the Test series that will begin on December 26.