The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Treasurer Arun Dhumal has rubbished the reports of senior Indian cricketers turning up to the BCCI to make a complaint against Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Arun Dhumal has stated that media should stop writing such media reports without substantiating them.
Earlier, it was reported that a few Indian senior cricketers showed reservations over playing under Virat Kohli as captain and Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara complained against Virat Kohli to BCCI secretary Jay Shah. As reported, the issue had caught fire after India lost to New Zealand in the World Test Championship Final at Rose Bowl and Kohli pulled up Rahane and Pujara after the final.
No Indian cricketer has made any complaint to the BCCI: Arun Dhumal
Arun Dhumal confirmed that no such complaint was made against Kohli. “The media must stop writing this rubbish. Let me say this on the record that no Indian cricketer has made any complaint to the BCCI – written or verbal. The BCCI can’t keep answering every false report that keeps appearing. The other day, we saw some reports saying there will be changes in India’s World Cup squad. Who said that?” Dhumal was quoted as saying to The Times of India.
Dhumal added that such reports damages Indian cricket’s image
Earlier, there were reports that Indian skipper Virat Kohli turned up to BCCI asking it to remove Rohit Sharma as vice-captain of the team. Moreover, reports have surfaced that head coach Ravi Shastri asked Virat Kohli to quit captaincy from Odis and T20Is and it is also being said that BCCI will look to remove Kohli from ODI captaincy soon. Arun Dhumal asserted that such kind of reporting causes a lot of damage to the Indian cricket. “This kind of reporting harms Indian cricket more than anything else,” Dhumal said.
Dhumal added that the cricket body respects senior journalists’ opinions but is not happy with these recent reports. “We can understand if senior journalists – who have followed the game for a very long time and tracked it so devotedly – believe the Indian team should do this or do that. That’s an opinion and we respect that. It’s an observation and that’s their job. I myself enjoy reading good reports. But to concoct tales and say this person said this or that person said, without substantiating it, is not done,” he added.