Shahid Afridi Comes In Support Of Virat Kohli: The controversy over the captaincy between Indian Test captain Virat Kohli and BCCI was not over yet, in the meantime, now former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has also given his opinion on the issue. Taking the side of Kohli, he has said that the board should have had a one-on-one discussion with the players about the future plan. If you come to know about such things through the media, then there are problems, he added.
When Shahid Afridi was asked about the ongoing tension between Virat and BCCI, he said that ‘this matter could have been handled better. He said that the role of the cricket board in such matters is very important and whatever future plans the board’s selection committee has for the player, it must be communicated.
The former Pakistani all-rounder further said, “Whatever the plan is for the player of the board, tell it clearly, that this is our plan and it will be better for the team and what is your opinion about it? If you get it through the media. If such things come to light, then there will be problems. There should be a lot of coordination between the players and the board. If this happens then issues can be resolved. If we have to show the issues in a big way or show things in a big way, then in such a situation the issues are not resolved, so there should be a dialogue between the players and the board.”
For information, let us tell you that after the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli had left the T20 captaincy of the Indian team, because he wanted to focus more on the game by managing his workload.
But after leaving the T20 captaincy, the BCCI removed Virat Kohli from the captaincy of ODIs and handed over the responsibility of white ball cricket to Rohit Sharma.
After this, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that we had asked Virat to reconsider leaving the T20 captaincy, but Virat denied BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s statement.