Both fans and former cricketers have been disturbed by recent developments in the Indian cricket team’s captaincy dispute. Virat Kohli and the BCCI have been at odds for a long time, with both sides taking pot shots at one other.
According to several former cricketers, these kinds of incidents eventually hurt Indian sport. Several rumours circulating on different social media platforms have only degraded Indian cricket’s reputation. Kohli has requested a sabbatical long break before BCCI chose to give over captaincy duties to Rohit Sharma, according to BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal. Kohli, on the other hand, stated during the press conference that he never requested for a break and that he will be playing ODIs in South Africa under Rohit’s captaincy.
“Captaincy is a privilege, not a right. One needs to understand that a privilege cannot be taken for granted as well as assumed to be your liberty. But if you’re talking about one of your country’s most successful captains and you want to replace him as skipper, that’s OK, but you need to communicate, not simply inform,” he stated.
In critical moments like these, any administration’s essential ingredients are timing, sensitivity, and effective communications. The BCCI has been found inadequate in its handling of the captaincy debate, resulting in an unsavoury event. Experts believe that until the issue is resolved definitively, it would ruin Indian cricket’s image.