Bad to point fingers on anybody, rather focus South Africa trip, says Kapil Dev

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World Cup-winning previous India skipper Kapil Dev feels Virat Kohli’s statements that exposed his distinctions with the BCCI on the concern of captaincy were ill-timed as they produced an unsavoury debate just ahead of an essential trip to South Africa.

In the pre-departure press-conference in Mumbai on Wednesday, Kohli dismissed as “inaccurate” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly’s statement that the Board had actually requested him not to step down as T20I captain.

The remark exposed the underlying stress in between Kohli and the administrators after he was gotten rid of as ODI skipper too earlier this month.

“It is not excellent to point fingers on any person at this moment in time. The South Africa trip is coming and please focus on the tour,” Kapil told a personal news channel when asked about Kohli’s remarks.

“I would say Board president is Board president however yes the Indian cricket team captain is likewise a huge thing. But talking severely about each other in public, I don’t think it is an advantage, whether it is Sourav or Kohli.”

The 62-year-old, who led India to the 1983 World Cup title, prompted Kohli to take control of the scenario and think of the nation.

“Aap scenario ko control kijiye, behtar ye hai ki aap desh ke baare mein sochiye (Please manage the circumstance and it’s much better to think about the country now),” said the former skipper who played 134 Tests between 1978 and 1994 and took 434 wickets together with making 5248 runs.

“Jo galat hai woh kal pata chal hi jayega but I do not believe it is ideal to stoke a debate prior to a trip,” he believed

The Indian Test group, led by Kohli, left for South Africa on Thursday for a three-match series beginning at Centurion on December 26.

India will also play three ODIs after the Test series.

The BCCI has not yet responded to Kohli’s comments.

The super star batter had also mentioned that he was notified about the end of his ODI captaincy tenure before the choice of the Test team for South Africa earlier this month.

He stated he might understand the factors for that decision as the team had actually not won an ICC prize under him.

Kohli had also assured full support to new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma.

Released at Thu, 16 Dec 2021 02:44:10 -0600