Latest Cricket News: Virat Kohli’s recent remarks during the pre-departure press conference for the tour of South Africa enraged 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, who slammed both the senior Indian batsman and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly for “talking poorly about each other in public.” He prefers that the Indian team concentrate on the upcoming tour, which begins on December 26 with a three-Test series.
Kohli claimed on Wednesday, prior to the team’s trip to South Africa from Mumbai, that Ganguly had made no request for him to step down as T20I captain, which contrasted sharply with the BCCI President’s comments and indicated an underlying tension between Kohli and the administrators.
“It is not appropriate to point fingers at anyone at this time. The South Africa trip is approaching, and you should pay attention to it “When asked about Kohli’s comments, Kapil told ‘ABP News.’
“I would argue that the Board president is the Board president, but the captain of the Indian cricket team is very important. But, whether it’s Sourav or Kohli, I don’t think it’s a good idea to criticise each other in public.”
Kapil Dev advised the 33-year-old to keep control of the situation and put the country first.
“Please keep the issue under control, and it is a good time to think about the country. Whatever went wrong will be revealed later, but I don’t believe it is appropriate to stir up a problem before a trip “opined the former captain
Kohli’s words, in which he also refuted rumours about his purported feud with Rohit Sharma and stated that he is available for the ODI series against South Africa, have elicited no response from the BCCI.
Kohli will captain India in the three-match Test series, while Rohit will return to the Indian squad for the ODI series, which begins on January 19, assuming he is judged fit.
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