Indian team’s star batsman Virat Kohli was asked to quit the captaincy after the match against Pakistan. During that time, Virat revealed that only Mahendra Singh Dhoni approached him after stepping down from the captaincy for the Test match. A sharp reaction from former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar has come out regarding this statement.
Indian team’s star batsman Virat Kohli was asked to quit the captaincy after the match against Pakistan. During that time, Virat revealed that after leaving the captaincy for the Test match, only one player contacted Kohli directly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and no one contacted Virat.
The former captain has been the subject of much discussion about this statement. After this statement of Virat first there was a reaction from BCCI and now former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar has also given a sharp reaction to this statement.
After the Pakistan match, Virat said during the press conference that “I want to say just one thing that when I left the Test captaincy, only Mahendra Singh Dhoni contacted me. People had my number and many people put their numbers on TV. I had kept my word, but none of the people who had my number sent me messages.
“Virat has not named any player” – Sunil Gavaskar
Speaking to India Today, Sunil Gavaskar said, ‘I have no idea about the mood inside the dressing room among all the players. If Virat has named the player who contacted him at that time, then he should also have mentioned the players who did not contact him during his bad times. Virat did not name these players due to which he is getting all wrong.
The former cricketer further said: ‘What message did he want? Why did he need encouragement when he had left the captain’s chair? That chapter (Captain) is already closed. Now you are just a cricketer. So now focus on the role you are given because as long as you are the captain you care about the whole team but now you can focus on yourself.
Citing his own example, he said: ‘I left the captain’s chair after the (B&H) cricket world champion in 1985. That night we all celebrated, hugged each other and what more would you expect?