Virat is getting the support of former chairman for selectors Dilip Vengsarkar in the ongoing captaincy dispute between BCCI and Virat Kohli. Dilip Vengsarkar said that it has been an old habit of BCCI to remove the captains of the Indian team unnecessarily. Looking at Virat’s performance, he deserved a better farewell.
In an interview to Khaleej Times, Vengsakar said, “Ganguly did not mean to speak on behalf of the selection committee. Ganguly is the president of BCCI. The chief selector should come out and give a statement on the controversy surrounding the selection and captaincy in the Indian team.”
Dilip Vengsarkar targets Ganguly
In the interview, Vengsarkar openly targeted Dada on many issues. He said, ‘Ganguly gave his opinion on the whole matter. That is why Virat also wanted to make his point clear. I believe it was a matter between the chairman of the selection committee and the captain. It is not within the jurisdiction of Ganguly whether a captain is selected or removed by the selection committee.”
“Virat has made a significant contribution to Indian cricket and his country and he deserved a better farewell. But how they dealt with him, it must have definitely hurt him. Removing Indian captains unnecessarily is an old tradition of the board. This needs to be changed,” he said.
Kohli-Ganguly face to face on captaincy dispute
The controversy over the removal of Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy is not over yet. Before leaving for South Africa, the captain of the Test team, Virat had said that he wanted to captain in ODIs as well, but the board had informed him about his removal from the captaincy of ODIs just one and a half hours before the selection of the Test team. He also said that the board had no problem with his decision to step down from the T20I captaincy. Whereas before this statement, Ganguly had said that the board had stopped him from quitting the captaincy of T20.
Team India is currently on the tour of South Africa. Kohli is the captain of the team in Tests. The first test match is to be played from 26 December. The kind of photos and videos that are coming out of the African series. It looks like everything is going well in the team. What will happen next on this issue, only time will tell.