Ravi Shastri backed the appointment of Rohit Sharma as India’s white-ball skipper: The latest shuffle in the Indian cricket team’s white-ball captaincy has brought everyone on their toes. No one anticipated that the players and cricket board will maintain two opposing views on one similar issue. The turmoil in Indian cricket has shaken the entire cricket fraternity lately.
Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announcement the elevation of white ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma to the full-time skipper of India’s ODI and T20I teams. Though several eminent cricket personalities foresaw the demotion of Virat Kohli, no one thought it would be through the harsh words.
Commenting on the same, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has backed the appointment of Rohit Sharma as team India’s new white ball leader. Shastri was of the view of having just one skipper for the white ball format.
“Rohit Sharma is the T20 captain now. He should be the white-ball captain. Once Virat said he didn’t want to lead T20s, it opened for Rohit. He should be the white-ball captain.” Ravi Shastri said in a conversation with Indian Express e.Adda.
However, Shastri reckoned that the situation could have been handled better by the BCCI officials.
“I see no residue. Just events and you react to those events. That aside, we [Sourav Ganguly and him] are cricketers. Both of us know the game. That does not mean we will agree on anything. Interacted with Ganguly many times. With good communication, the Indian team situation can be handled better,” said Ravi Shastri on being asked his views on Sourav Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly should clarify his side of story: Ravi Shastri
Shastri also asked the BCCI chief to clarify things on his side as Virat Kohli has already voiced his statements loud and clear.
Kohli during the recent video conference said that the BCCI didn’t ask him to not step down from the T20I captain, which is clearly the opposite of what Sourav Ganguly, BCCI chief, said during his media interaction.
Ganguly asserted that he personally asked Virat not to relinquish his T20I leadership.
“Virat has given his side of the story; it needs the board president to give his side of the story,” Shastri said