Dilip Vengsarkar has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and its president Sourav Ganguly for the way they sacked Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy.
Rohit Sharma was appointed as India’s ODI skipper, after which Virat made sensational disclosure that the BCCI president did not contact him regarding the T20I captaincy.
Kohli contradicted Ganguly by saying that he was not asked to continue as T20I skipper after informing the board of his decision to step down.
Vengsarkar said Ganguly added fuel to the fire by speaking on behalf of the selectors.
“It’s very unfortunate, the whole thing. I think it should have been handled more professionally by the cricket board.
“The thing is that Ganguly had no business to speak on behalf of the selection committee. Ganguly is the president of BCCI. So any issue about selection or captaincy, the chairman of the selection committee should speak,” Vengsarkar told the Khaleej Times.
He felt that Kohli would have been hurt with the way he was removed.