Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Rajiv Roy
Updated Saturday, 18 December 2021 08:48 AM IST
Former all-rounder and national selector Kirti Azad, who won the World Cup, also made a big attack on the selectors. Azad said the selectors should have informed Ganguly about this in advance and called Virat after his approval. This is a process that has been going on for decades.
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has termed Virat’s removal from the ODI captaincy as a signal to the selectors. He also put Virat in the dock. Virat, however, told a press conference a day before the tour that he had no special conversation with him on the matter, adding that after discussing the selection of the Test team, the five selectors informed him about the removal from the captaincy over the phone an hour and a half ago. Team announcement ..
Virat raised questions on the press conference selectors and the BCCI president’s argument, after which many former cricketers reacted to it. Former all-rounder and national selector Kirti Azad, who won the World Cup, also made a big attack on the selectors. Azad said, ‘The selectors should have informed Ganguly of this in advance and called Virat only after his approval. This is a process that has been going on for decades.
In an interview with a news channel, Kirti Azad said, “If it was the decision of the selectors, they should have gone to the BCCI president. What usually happens is that after the team is selected, the chairman is informed and approved.
The former cricketer, who launched a scathing attack on the selectors, said, “Kohli may have agreed with the information given by the selectors, but he was upset by the whole approach.” “He does not like to insult the selectors, but Kohli’s cricketing experience is much greater than his. If all the selectors add experience to the whole match, they will still be less than Virat’s experience.