It might be true that Virat Kohli being removed from Team India’s controversy was done with all the correct intentions by BCCI but we all will agree that the way in which the situation was handled was not right and the way in which Virat Kohli was treated, was pretty uncalled for.
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has finally opened up on the incident and has called BCCI out for – not for their poor judgement but for their poor execution. Shastri thinks that the situation could be dealt with in a much better way.
“Virat has given his side of the story. It needs the board president to give his side of the story. It’s not about whose lying and who’s not. It’s not right to jump into there until you know what the actual conversation was. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better.”
Speaking about the incident further, told that it would be absurd if BCCI takes away the Test captaincy away from Virat Kohli was well.
He said, “Virat without a shadow of doubt should be Test captain. Look at what he has done – no captain in the world leads with that kind of passion. I see a lot of myself in Virat, drive, hunger and self-confidence. My relationship with Virat was fantastic, two like-minded people going about their job. It was a personality clash between two individuals who did not gel. It was their problem, not mine: Shastri on the Kohli-Kumble fallout.”
He also supported the decision of Rohit Sharma being made the white ball captain. Again he reminded that it is not the decision but the execution of BCCI that Ravi Shastri has a problem with.