Danish Kaneria Came Up To Raise Voice For Virat Kohli
Former Pakistani Bowler Danish Kaneria expressed his views about the recent incident of the change in the power of leading the Indian cricket team. Danish Kaneria pleads the excellent record and performance of Virat Kohli as a captain as well as the batsman should not be foreseen so easily. According to Danish Kaneria BCCI was quite harsh and disrespectful towards this “superstar” Cricketer.
Amongst all the feuds seen in the Indian Cricket team between the coach and captain, this incident garnered the maximum attention. If looking in the past Virat Kohli did not share a very cordial relationship with the former Indian Spinner Anil Kumble when he was appointed as the coach for the Indian Cricket team. After Anil Kumble, Ravi Shastri became the coach of the team.
The former leg spinner expressed his disliking in this incident through his youtube channel where he said “Did the BCCI do the right thing with Kohli? I don’t think so. They did not give him respect. He has gotten India 65 wins as captain, the fourth-highest by any India skipper. The thing is why didn’t you inform someone whose record as captain isn’t bad at all. Second most-highest runs as India ODI skipper. Based on his record, he deserved respect. Sure, he hasn’t won an ICC trophy as captain but the way he has led is phenomenal.”
Kaneria further added this problem can be resolved by discussing and BCCI should have shown some amount of respect towards this excellent player, who should not be removed forcefully. The former Pakistani Spin bowler also mentioned the coach– captain fallouts that took place in the past of Indian Cricket. According to him, this heart-breaking incident has gathered more importance than Sourav Ganguly – Greg Chappell saga. He even expressed his disappointment towards BCCI President Sourav Ganguly “The only two superstars going around in world cricket at the moment are Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. You should respect your, superstars. The BCCI was harsh in removing Kohli without informing him. Sourav Ganguly is such a big name, a former captain. He should have communicated to Virat that we would like Rohit to captain. Another thing that went against him was that Kohli was not scoring runs as big and fluently as he used to.”