Star batsman Virat Kohli has officially ended his long and successful partnership with manager Bunty Sajdeh, as reported by CricketNext. The Indian cricket captain had joined Bunty Sajdeh’s talent management company, Cornerstone, over a decade ago and shared a close bond with him throughout their association.
Sources report that Kohli is ready to start his own company and intends to register it soon. This move marks a significant shift for Kohli, who has been synonymous with Cornerstone for many years.
“Kohli and Bunty have ended their long and successful partnership. Over time, many other cricketers, like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, and others, have also separated from Cornerstone. However, Virat and Cornerstone were always inseparable. Now, that connection has come to an end,” an insider said.
Bunty Sajdeh, the owner of Cornerstone, is known for managing some of the biggest names in the sports and entertainment world, including Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma. The talent management firm has played a crucial role in shaping the careers of various athletes.
Notably, Bunty Sajdeh is the brother of Seema, the ex-wife of Sohail Khan, and the brother-in-law of Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma, whose wife Ritika Sajdeh is Bunty’s first cousin.
The news of Kohli parting ways with Bunty Sajdeh comes on the heels of India’s defeat in the ICC World Cup 2023 final. Kohli, who scored 54 runs, was unable to lead India to victory as Australia secured a 6-wicket win in Ahmedabad. The timing of this managerial change adds an interesting dimension to Kohli’s professional journey as he looks ahead to new beginnings.