‘No need for him to bring this topic again’ – Salman Butt slams Chetan Sharma’s comments on Virat Kohli captaincy saga
According to Butt, Sharma could have opted to not comment on this entire matter.
Updated - Jan 3, 2022 5:16 pm
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has taken a dig at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief selector Chetan Sharma for his statements on Virat Kohli regarding the T20I captaincy row. Ahead of the start of the South Africa Tests, Kohli held a press conference and stated that he wasn’t asked by any members of the board to not quit the captaincy.
This however contradicted the statement made by Ganguly earlier wherein he had said that he personally asked Kohli to not give up the T20I captaincy. This displayed the lack of communication between the players and the board and also led to many debates.
When Sharma was asked about the same, he backed the BCCI president and said that the selection committee was shocked by Kohli’s announcement and they urged him to continue as T20I skipper. According to Butt, Sharma could have opted to not comment on this entire matter. He further added that miscommunications happen and bringing the topic back when the team is on an important tour is not needed.
Miscommunications happen all the time, it is not such a big deal: Salman Butt
“There was absolutely no need for him to bring this topic up once again because the team is playing, they won a match and is now looking to win the series. And the same guy you talked about is actually the captain of the team and the person he had a word with is presently recovering from Covid (Sourav Ganguly).
Miscommunications happen all the time, it is not such a big deal. And when the team is winning and is in rhythm, these talks are unnecessary and to bring it back again. If someone did ask you that question, you should have moved on,” Butt said on his YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, India secured a historic victory in the Centurion Test to take an early lead in the three-match Test series. The Virat Kohli-led side exuded their dominance against the Proteas to win the match by 113 runs. If the team manages to win another Test, they will secure their maiden Test series win in the nation.