Former India cricketer and current chief of the BCCI selection committee Chetan Sharma has made some shocking revelations in a massive sting operation conducted by Zee News.
As per the TV channel, Sharma has claimed that many players in the Indian cricket team take injections to get a fitness certificate even when they are not fit. Apart from this, the chief selector also admitted that big stars, whose names he didn’t take, also take injections and that they have their own doctors outside of cricket who are available for them at their beck and call.
Speaking about the Virat Kohli versus Sourav Ganguly episode, Chetan clearly mentioned that it was Virat who felt that he lost his captaincy because of the then BCCI president Ganguly, but actually it was not the case.
Here are some excerpts from the sting operation:
- Virat Kohli vs BCCI chapter
“Virat Kohli felt he the captaincy because of BCCI President. These were 9 people in the selection committee video conference. Ganguly may have told him him ‘think about it once.’ I think Kohli didn’t hear it.
“Ganguly had said, Virat was lying… But why Virat lied, nobody knows till today. This is personal matter. There was controversy in it – Board versus player.”
- Sourav Ganguly’s relationship with Rohit Sharma
“Ganguly did not favour Rohit but he never liked Virat. You can put in this way.”
“The players are not fit but they take injections to play. They are ready to play even at 80% fitness. They take injections and start playing.”
- Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma battle
“There is no battle between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma but there is ego. Both are like big film stars you can say, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra.”
- Jasprit Bumrah’s injury
“Jasprit Bumrah was unable to bend as he had a major injury; other than that there are one or two players who take injections in private and says that they are fit to play.”
“I bought in the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shubman Gill and other 15-20 players in the team.
“Hardik Pandya will take over as captain in T20I format.”
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