Everything is going well in Indian cricket after Virat Kohli took back the ODI captaincy. With the announcement of the Test team for the tour of South Africa on 8 December, the BCCI suddenly announced the handing over of the ODI captaincy to Rohit Sharma. After this, news of estrangement between Virat-Rohit also came to the fore. On Wednesday, Virat Kohli made revelations about taking back the captaincy from him in a virtual press conference. A day before this, former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday reacted to the alleged dispute between Virat-Rohit. Former India opener Sunil Gavaskar told Azharuddin that if he has any inside information about this, then he should come forward and tell.
Sunil Gavaskar told India Today, ‘We should not reach any conclusion until both the players come forward and present their side. Yes, Azhar has said something. If they have any inside information about what happened, they should come forward and tell. Information coming on the basis of speculation should not be commented on. Gavaskar said that I would like to congratulate both the players (Rohit-Virat).
Will give you the benefit of doubt as he has served Indian cricket brilliantly. I don’t think it would be right for any of us to point fingers at him.
Azharuddin had tweeted and wrote, ‘Virat has informed that he will not be available in ODIs. Rohit Sharma is not playing test series. There is no harm in taking a break but this time is not right. Its timing should have been better. All these things add to the news of a fight between the two. However, yesterday Virat clearly said that there is no difference between him and Rohit. I am tired of saying these things for the last two and a half years. With this, he said that he is available to play the ODI series in South Africa. He did not ask for any rest from the BCCI.