Chetan Sharma, the current head of the selection committee, is said to have been the target of a massive sting operation carried out by ZEE NEWS.
As a result of India’s disappointing performance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Sharma was recently reinstated into the selection panel. The BCCI is likely to take action against Sharma.
According to PTI, Sharma’s remarks have not gone over well with the BCCI’s top brass and can also affect a player’s, selector’s, and journalist’s relationship.
“This is the dispute of the ego,” the former cricketer continued. He (Ganguly) says I’m big. He (Virat) says I’m big. Additionally, Sourav Ganguly served as the nation’s captain. He is regarded as the most successful captain even today. He is a very large captain who is trustworthy. Virat believes that he is the most successful. He (Virat) claimed that Ganguly is lying, which led to a disagreement.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma don’t fight, but they do have egos. You could compare them to Amitabh Bachan and Dharmendra,” he continued.
Chetan has spoken about how Team India used fake fitness injections. Chetan has asserted that the Board of Control for Cricket in India is aware of the practice of taking fictitious fitness injections.
However, rather than immediately dismissing him, the BCCI officials want to give him one last chance to defend himself before making a decision about his fate.
A senior BCCI official claims that BCCI secretary Jay Shah is in charge of Chetan Sharma’s destiny. The secretary will decide what the board will do next about the former fast bowler.
Sharma also stated that the Indian players have complete faith in him. Several prominent first-team players, including Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, and Deepak Hooda, recently paid him a visit at his residence. The former cricketer’s comments about the fitness of Indian players also got a lot of attention. He said that many Indian cricketers go to private doctors and say they are fit to play before big tournaments.
He also said that he was always in touch with India’s all-format skipper Rohit Sharma, who apparently talks to the chief selector for 30 minutes.
Sharma stated that between 10 and 15 percent of players conceal their injuries in order to play and ask selectors to allow them to play despite not being fully fit. However, if a player is not sufficiently fit, medical science prohibits them from participating. Sharma also mentioned Jaspreet Bumrah, who had an injury that prevented him from bending down.
Sharma claims that Kohli believed Ganguly was to blame for his dismissal as ODI captain. Sharma also said that the BCCI president told Kohli to think twice about quitting the T20I captaincy. Kohli, on the other hand, later denied receiving such a suggestion. In addition, Sharma addressed the rumored conflict between Kohli and Rohit Sharma, claiming that the two men support one another and have no such conflicts.
The cricket community has been agitated by Sharma’s revelations, and the BCCI is expected to take swift action in the coming days. After winning the series opener in Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs, the senior men’s team, led by Rohit Sharma, is getting ready for the second Test against Australia in New Delhi.