BCCI chief selector Chetan Sharma was heard making some shocking claims in a recent sting operation by Zee News. He claimed that Sourav Ganguly did not like Virat Kohli even though it was not the case of him favoring Rohit Sharma. Sharma alleged that Kohli had a big ego and felt he lost the captaincy because of Ganguly. He added it was because of this ego clash that he spoke against the then BCCI chief at a controversial press conference ahead of India’s 2021-22 tour of South Africa.
National selection committee chairman Chetan Sharma termed Rohit Sharma the 'No.1 cricketer' in the country. He made the statement after naming Rohit the Test captain while announcing the squads for the home series against Sri Lanka. With this, the 34-year-old is now the all-format leader of the Indian team.
BCCI’s Chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma has finally opened up on the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli’s captaincy issue. Contracting Kohli’s claim, Sharma asserted that everyone in the selection meeting had requested Kohli to continue as T20I captain after the announced that he wanted to quit. Kohli had alleged that nothing of that sort happened during an explosive press conference ahead of the South Africa tour.
Chetan Sharma is remembered for two primary reasons – being the first Indian to pick up a hat-trick in one-day internationals, and also for, infamously, being hit by Javed Miandad for a last-ball six at Sharjah.