Following the five-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match, former India captain Virat Kohli concluded Sunday (September 4) night with a shocking disclosure in the post-match press conference. When he went through a tough time, Kohli said that no one tried to help him. Instead, the only person to text him when he stepped down as Test captain was MS Dhoni.
After the game, Kohli remarked, “One thing I can tell you is that when I gave up Test captaincy, I got a message from only one player who I’ve played with before: MS Dhoni.”
Many people have my phone number, and many people propose advice on TV, but none of the ones who have it have ever left me a message, he had claimed.
BCCI official slams Virat Kohli on his statement
A senior member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) claimed that everyone offered assistance during the difficult period following his resignation as captain. “Everyone has supported Virat. from the BCCI staff to his teammates. It is untrue to say that he did not receive support. He was given time to rest and refresh himself. When he resigned as Test captain, even everyone at the BCCI sent him social media congratulations. Therefore, I have no idea what he is talking about, a senior BCCI official stated.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar suggested on Monday that Virat Kohli should identify the player from whom he was anticipating a call and make clear the type of message he was looking for after resigning as Test captain (September 5). With the exception of former skipper MS Dhoni, Kohli claimed that none of the previous players called him during Sunday’s five-wicket loss to Pakistan in an Asia Cup encounter between the two nations. Kohli top scored with 60 in that game.
Gavaskar answered the question concerning Virat’s complaint in a very definitive way. Who Virat is referring to is really tough to determine. If he had taken any names, you might then ask the person if you had been in touch with him or not. I understand that he is referring to only MSD calling him after he left the Test captaincy,” Gavaskar added.
He believed that being able to concentrate entirely on one’s game is the nicest aspect of leaving the captaincy. “At the moment, all you do is play cricket. So, put your attention on that task because, as the captain, you are responsible for your crew members. The famous opener advised, “Once captaincy is done, it’s time to concentrate on your own game.”