The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief Selector, Chetan Sharma has put himself in massive trouble due to his loose talk during a sting operation. Sharma spoke on a wide range of topics from players’ fitness to the fallout between former BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and former India captain Virat Kohli. Sharma also revealed too much insider information which is now accessible to everyone.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket board has not said anything in this regard. The BCCI is yet to release a statement but as per a report in PTI, the top brass of the Indian cricket board are clearly not happy with how things have panned out. One of the officials sounded frustrated when he was asked about this whole Chetan Sharma episode.
The official went on to claim that no one in the board likes Sharma and none of the top players of the team even bother to talk to him, as the Chief Selector claimed in the viral video.
“Chetan spoke a bit too much. None of the top India players talk to him. Have you seen him speak to Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma publicly in any training session? He would stand in one corner during T20 World Cup in Australia and no one bothered to speak to him,” a BCCI source who was present in Australia was quoted saying by PTI.
Meanwhile, another BCCI source said that after this whole episode, none of the officials in the board would be able to share a cordial relationship with journalists. “No player or selector will be comfortable on sharing a cordial relationship even with well-meaning journalists after this sting as the trust factor has been compromised,” said the BCCI source.
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Notably, it’s also reported that Chetan Sharma might even not get fired as BCCI is ready to give him a second chance to explain himself. “It has been learnt that Chetan might be given a chance to defend himself but whether he would be able to sit across the table with Rohit Sharma or Hardik Pandya is the question,” the report stated.