Salman Butt says there was no valid reason to sack Virat Kohli
By SMCS - Nov 22, 2022 7:04 pm
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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has backed Virat Kohli saying that there was no valid reason to sack him from captaincy and change the captain as well. Butt further slammed the BCCI stating that the trophy cabinet is still empty since MS Dhoni stepped down from the captaincy as well.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli scored another fifty

However, recently, BCCI sacked the selection committee and there have been several media reports claiming that the board is looking at Hardik Pandya as the future captain of T20Is as well. Meanwhile, former Pakistan opener Salman Butt has shared his views on this matter as well, saying there was no valid reason to sack Virat Kohli from captaincy last year.

“When they had sacked Kohli, there was no valid reason for that. The reason was that he did not win an ICC trophy. How many captains have actually won the ICC trophy? Many have spent their entire career without it. Ab jeet liye? (Have they won it now)? He was a quality captain. He wasn’t the only reason why the team had lost. It is not that the team has drastically improved now. If it was all about winning then it’s not that Dhoni can’t play in the T20s,” Salman Butt said on his YouTube channel.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli

“The format itself is so fickle and World Cups are happening so frequently and then you have various leagues going on in between. And above that if you have someone who is fit, ready to go and can lead you tactically then why not? Grooming can happen in bigger formats as well. But again it’s all about their mindset,” Salman Butt further shared.

However, Team India won the series against New Zealand 1-0 recently under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. The all-rounder might lead the side in the future but winning ICC tournaments will be a major issue for the side as well.