The Virat Kohli vs Sourav Ganguly has tarnished the image of Indian cricket.

Salman Butt feels Sourav Ganguly must respond to Virat Kohli’s claims about never being asked to continue as a T20I skipper. In a press conference on Wednesday, Kohli revealed that Ganguly never requested him to carry on as a leader in the shortest format of the game.

Reacting to Kohli’s statement, Butt said it is important for the BCCI President to clear things for the betterment of the Indian cricket.

“Ganguly needs to answer this for the betterment of Indian cricket. He is the President of the BCCI and Kohli contradicting him in public is not a small thing. On one hand, Ganguly said he had requested Kohli not to step down from T20 captaincy. But Kohli has now come out and claimed that no one from BCCI ever spoke to him about it. These are two completely contrasting statements. This is unrest.”

Butt backed the decision to appoint Rohit Sharma as team’s new limited-overs skipper but feels the transfer of power was not smooth.

“It is not a question of captaincy. Debate is not about Rohit taking over. He is a good captain and has proved himself at the international and IPL level. The procedure to pass on the responsibility from one great to another was not smooth. Unnecessary controversy has been created and there will be trust deficit between Kohli and Ganguly going ahead.”

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