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Chetan Sharma Posts A Cryptic Tweet Months After Sting Operation
By CricShots - May 18, 2023 7:54 pm
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Three months after resigning as the head of the men’s Indian cricket team’s selection committee, former cricketer Chetan Sharma has finally broken his silence on social media. Sharma witnessed a hurried exit as the chief selector in the aftermath of a sting operation. Sharma courted controversy after an Indian news channel reportedly released video footage of the former chief selector making a series of revelations about the Indian team.

Chetan Sharma
Chetan Sharma

Taking to Twitter amid the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief selector shared a tweet that garnered the attention of netizens. He wrote: “Life has been very tough so far. No hope from your near & dear. Hope Mata Rani bless me…..”

While some fans slammed the former India selector for stoking controversy with his bombshell statements in the TV sting, others extended their support to Chetan Sharma amid these testing times.

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From openly discussing confidential selection matters to claiming that cricketers were taking injections to facilitate their returns to the national side, there is no denying that the former selector created a commotion in Indian cricket with his objectionable remarks.

In the TV sting, Chetan Sharma was seen opening up about an alleged ego clash between ex-BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and former India skipper Virat Kohli. The Indians stalwart had dropped a captaincy bombshell by stepping down as India’s leader in the shortest format under Ganguly’s watch. Kohli was succeeded by veteran Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who is currently leading the Indian team in all formats.

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In the wake of the undercover TV sting operation, Sharma’s position as the chief selector position had become untenable. According to a report filed by news agency ANI, Sharma’s resignation was accepted by BCCI secretary Jay Shah. His second stint as the chairman of selectors lasted less than two months. The 57-year-old played 23 Tests and 65 ODIs for India.