Chetan Sharma who is chairman of the selection committee has revealed shocking information about ex-India skipper Virat Kohli in a sting operation, as per TNN. The former pacer said Kohli was seeing himself as bigger than the game and the BCCI was not impressed. In 2021, he was removed as ODI skipper due to results not going his way.
Kohli stepped down from the T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup in 2021 but was keen to stay at the helm in ODI and Tests. But in December of that year he was released from his ODI leadership duties.
Chetan said the BCCI was unhappy with Kohli as he had started to consider himself bigger than the game and so they replaced him with Rohit Sharma.
“Jab player thoda bada ho jaye to usko lagta hai ki vo bahut bada ho gaya, board se bhi bada ho gaya. Toh fir usko lagta hai ki mere ko toh koi kuch kar he nahi sakta. Mere bina to cricket band ho jayega India mein. Kabhi hua hai? Bade bade aaye, bade bade gaye, cricket to wahi ka wahi rehta hai. Toh vo usne uss samay hit maarne ki kosish kari president ko (When a player grows in stature, he starts thinking that he became very big, bigger than the board even. Then he starts thinking that nobody can stand against him. Without him, the cricket will stop. But has that ever happened? Many big players came and went, but cricket is still there; it remains the same. He wanted to confront the then-BCCI president),” Chetan was heard saying in a sting video.
“I was present in the selection meeting. Kohli was clearly told by the BCCI president to re-think his decision to quit the T20I captaincy. We all told him to reconsider his decision. But he lied to the media when he said that he got no such suggestion from anyone on the board,” he added.
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