Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has conveyed dismay over the BCCI’s treatment of wicketkeeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha. As per Sharma, no one has the right to notify a player that he should retire.
A massive dispute exploded in Indian cricket after Saha disclosed that he was notified by the chief selector that he would not be considered for the Indian Test team in the future. He also said that head coach Rahul Dravid had proposed him to think about retirement.
Sharma howled the augmenting controversies in Indian cricket. Voicing on the Khelneeti podcast he said, “There have been too many controversies over the last 3-4 months, which is not good for Indian cricket. Regarding Saha, there are conflicting statements coming out from different officials. No one has the right to tell a player that he should retire. It is his individual decision. Selecting or not selecting a player is a different issue. Dravid may have spoken to Saha in good faith, but the controversy has become too big now. BCCI needs to stay away from such controversies.”
He appended, “The job of the selectors should be done by the selectors only. Roles have been defined in the BCCI and everyone should stick to theirs. It’s sad to see the Saha controversy. He has been the world’s No.1 wicketkeeper and a silent contributor. He deserved better treatment that this.”
In spite the off-field situations, Team India managed to procure the best of West Indies 3-0 in the T20I series. Earlier, they thrashed the WI by the same margin in the ODIs as well.
Men in blue will next take on Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series at home from February 24th to 27th.