Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has commented on the controversy surrounding the appointment of Rohit Sharma to replace Virat Kohli as captain of the Indian ODI cricket team.
Afridi said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could have handled the issue better. He said the issue had come up in public due to the lack of proper talks between the two sides.
At a press conference ahead of the tour of South Africa, BCCI President Saurav Ganguly said that the BCCI had asked Virat Kohli not to step down as T20 captain after the T20 World Cup. However, this was completely denied by Kohli.
He said the T20 captain had only stepped down and wanted to continue as captain in Tests and ODIs. However, the announcement of the squad for the Test series in South Africa removed Kohli from the post of ODI captain and appointed Rohit as the ODI and T20 captain.
“The BCCI could have handled this problem better. The role of the cricket board has always been very important; It is the responsibility of a father. About a player, the board’s selection committee realizes what future plans they have. Problems only come when communicating through the media.
I think if we sit in front of each other and talk face to face, problems will be solved. Afridi said that anything can only create a problem through the media and nothing can solve it.
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