Dec 18, 2021: After a conflict between former India captain Virat Kohli and Saurav Ganguly, president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the latter sought to clear the air by saying to the media, “Let’s not take this further. “
Speaking to an Indian media outlet, Ganguly said: “Let’s not take it any further. I have nothing to say. This is a matter for the BCCI. The BCCI will deal with it.”
Earlier, Kohli had denied Ganguly’s allegations that the board had asked the star player to reconsider his decision.
“I was never told that I should not leave T20I cricket captaincy. I told the BCCI before giving up the T20I captaincy. I told them my point of view,” he had said, while addressing a press conference.
The 33-year-old cricketers had added: “I told them I will continue as ODI captain and Test captain. I told them at that point that if the office bearers or the selectors don’t want me to handle either of the responsibility, I am fine with it. I said this clearly when I approached the BCCI to discuss my T20I captaincy.”
His comments came after Ganguly said that the BCCI had asked Virat not to resign from the post of T20I captain but he did not agree.
“And then the selectors didn’t consider it appropriate to have two different captains for the two whiteball formats,” he said.
His comments sparked a major controversy across the country, with Kohli’s fans still seeking answers from the BCCI and Ganguly. The Indian Red Ball team, led by Virat Kohli, is in Johannesburg, South Africa and will face the Proteas in a three-match Test series.
The first Test match will start on December 26.
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