Ever since the BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced Rohit Sharm as the new ODI captain, Indian cricket is going haywire. Sharma will be succeeding Virat Kohli in this role who had originally stepped down only in T20Is. However, this announcement from the BCCI has received mixed reactions from the masses as many have expressed their surprise over the lack of clarity over the decision-making process of the board.
Regarding this matter, on Tuesday, former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had tweeted about the alleged rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Azharuddin tweeted – “Virat Kohli has informed us that he’s not available for the ODI series and Rohit Sharma is unavailable for the upcoming test. There is no harm in taking a break but the timing has to be better. This just substantiates speculation about the rift. Neither will be giving up the other form of cricket.”
The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said there is no player bigger than the game.
Thakur, also said that there needs to be more transparency while insisting that “nobody is bigger than sport.
Reportedly, Rohit Sharma will have to give the upcoming Test series against South Africa a miss due to a hamstring injury. It was reported earlier this week that whether Kohli is available for playing the ODIs against South Africa, still remains unclear.