Former head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri finally reacted to the controversy going on regarding the sacking of Virat Kohli and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He has opened that the situation could have been handled in a better way than the turns of events that transpired earlier this month.
Virat Kohli, who decided to reign as the T20I skipper after the 20-over World Cup last month, was sacked from the ODI captaincy as well by the national selectors. However, before leaving for South Africa, he made some startling revelations in a press conference before departing for South Africa.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly also got the part of the controversy when he said that he had personally asked Kohli not to quit as T20I captain. But Kohli contradicted Dada’s statement by saying that no such conversation took place between him and the board.
Virat Kohli also revealed that he was informed about his removal from the ODI job less than a couple of hours before the squad was announced for the South Africa series. Kohli’s comments gave rise to the week brought to fore the underlying tension in his equation with the administrators.
During a recent chat with the Indian Express, Ravi Shastri said, “Virat has given his side of the story, it needs the board president to give his side of the story. With good communication, the situation could have been handled better.”
There was talk of BCCI asking the chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma to address the media after Kohli’s explosive press conference but the BCCI eventually refrained from making any counter statements. Kohli is currently in Centurion, preparing to lead India in the three-Test series against South Africa starting December 26.