Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has supported Virat Kohli for voicing against the lack of communication between the board and him regarding Rohit Sharma’s injury. He has stated that the Team India captain should be given enough information about the players because he is currently the flagbearer of Indian cricket.
While speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Gautam Gambhir said that being the leader, Kohli had to face criticism if anything goes wrong. So, he needs to be part of all the decisions and discussions about his players.
“That’s not right. I have to back Virat Kohli. He is the captain. He is gonna face all the criticism and he is a guy who is gonna face all fire as well. So, he should always be in the mix. He is the guy who should know exactly what is happening with all the players. That’s the responsibility of selectors and probably, chairperson,” Gautam Gambhir said.
Virat Kohli should always be in the loop: Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir iterated that Kohli should have been given enough information about Rohit Sharma because it was not fair to update the captain.
“Virat Kohli should always be in the loop because he is the flagbearer of Indian cricket at the moment. If something goes wrong and in the end, we end up criticizing the captain a lot. So, we have to back Virat Kohli if he was not given enough information about Rohit Sharma or about XYZ. That’s not fair for him. He needs to be in the mix for everything, he added.
Rohit Sharma’s fitness assessment test on December 11: BCCI
Virat Kohli had said that after Rohit Sharma had participated in the last three IPL matches, he reckoned that the opener would be in Australia’s flight with them. However, he was not named in the squad. So, Kohli without hesitation has blamed the lack of clarity between the authorities. He has said that it has a very confusing situation.
“There has been no information, there has been lack of clarity. We have been playing the waiting game on this issue for a while now, which is not ideal at all. So, yeah, it’s been very confusing. There has been a lot of uncertainty and lack of clarity around the situation,” Virat Kohli said.
Soon after Team India’s skipper’s statement, BCCI released a statement that Rohit would travel to Australia only after he passed the fitness assessment test on December 11.