Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says ‘Everyone backed him, don’t know what he is talking about’, Follow LIVE Updates

Virat Kohli vs BCCI – Virat Kohli captaincy: Virat Kohli once again dropped a bombshell at the post-match press conference on Sunday.…

Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says 'Everyone backed him', Asia Cup 2022 LIVE, Virat Kohli captaincy
Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says 'Everyone backed him, don't know what he is talking about', Follow LIVE Updates

Virat Kohli vs BCCI – Virat Kohli captaincy: Virat Kohli once again dropped a bombshell at the post-match press conference on Sunday. He hinted at a lack of support from all quarters. The former India captain said nobody reached out to him when he endured a lean patch. Instead, it was only MS Dhoni who texted him after he quit Test captaincy. But a top BCCI official said everyone extended support during his lean patch at the BCCI. Follow Asia Cup 2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“Virat has had backing of everyone. From his teammates to everyone at the BCCI. To say that he did not get the support, is not true. He was granted break to rejuvenate, he got frequent rest. Even everyone at BCCI wished him on social media when he stepped down from Test captaincy. So, I don’t know what he is talking about,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

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Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says ‘Everyone backed him, don’t know what he is talking about’, Follow LIVE Updates

Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says 'Everyone backed him', Asia Cup 2022 LIVE, Virat Kohli captaincy

Virat Kohli has returned to form with a fluent 44-ball 60-run knock against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup. But before that, he endured a poor run across all three formats. So much so that his place in India’s T20 squad was in jeopardy. The Asia Cup 2022 was his last shot at keeping his place in the squad for T20 World Cup. And he has done so.

What did Virat Kohli say? 

I would only say this, when I left the Test captaincy, MS Dhoni was the only one among all the cricketers I had played with before who texted me. A lot of people have my number but he was the only one who texted me. 

It comes from the genuine respect that we have for each other. There is no insecurity from either end in our equation. These things matter. I live my life with honesty and these things matter to me. I just want to say this, if I have to tell someone about their game, I reach out individually. Even if I have to reach out to them, I do it personally.

Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says ‘Everyone backed him, don’t know what he is talking about’, Follow LIVE Updates

This isn’t the first time Kohli had made such a remark. Before the South Africa tour, he contradicted BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. He said nobody asked him from BCCI not to step down. Ganguly a day earlier said he personally requested him not to quit T20 captaincy. It was after Kohli was removed from ODI captaincy.

“I was contacted 1.5 hours before the selection meeting on the December 8 for the Test series. There was no prior communication to me at all since I announced the T20I captaincy decision until the 8th of December, where I got a call before the selection meeting. The chief selector discussed with me the Test team, to which we both agreed. And before ending the call, I was told the five selectors have decided I will not be the ODI captain, to which I replied, ‘okay, fine’,” Kohli said that time.

Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says ‘Everyone backed him, don’t know what he is talking about’, Follow LIVE Updates

Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says 'Everyone backed him', Asia Cup 2022 LIVE, Virat Kohli captaincy

However, things are different this time. Kohli’s return to form is crucial and the BCCI doesn’t want to break his rhythm with issues off the field. Instead, they are happy that Kohli has hit the top gear just in time for T20 World Cup.

“There is no bad blood between Kohli and anyone in BCCI. Everyone respects him for his contributions to Indian cricket. He is a very important player across all three formats. He has hit form at the right time. We only wish he continues that run. It will be crucial for Team India in Australia,” the BCCI official said.

Meanwhile, selectors will sit down to pick the squad for Australia series, South Africa series and T20 World Cup immediately after Asia Cup. However, three big injury scares are to be discussed are of Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Harshal Patel. Jadeja is set to miss the T20 World Cup while Bumrah’s recovery has been good but he is not out of the woods yet.

Virat Kohli vs BCCI: BCCI official lashes out at Kohli for lack of support remark, says ‘Everyone backed him, don’t know what he is talking about’, Follow LIVE Updates

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