Virat Kohli made a sensational claim in the press conference about the sweep in the captaincy of the white-ball format from him to Rohit Sharma. Kohli revealed that he was informed about the ODI captaincy shift 90 minutes before the official announcement.
Meanwhile former India captain has said that BCCI and Sourav Ganguly should clear all the facts with Virat Kohli on the ongoing row.
“I think it [Kohli’s comment] 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,” Gavaskar, the former India captain, told India Today.
“Yes, he [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.”
Gavaskar stated that the BCCI needed to communicate more clearly – and publicly – on such big selection decisions in future, to avoid mis communications.
“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 and the chairman of the selection committee can come down and say why [someone] has been picked and why [someone] has not been picked.