Ganguly vs Kohli: Why doesn't Dada 'like' Virat? - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Ganguly vs Kohli: Why doesn't Dada 'like' Virat?

Chetan Sharma, the chief selector of BCCI's senior selection committee, claimed in a sting operation that former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly did not like former captain Virat Kohli.

From politics to big companies, from school classes to everyday jobs, wherever people with similar strength and ability are active together, there is bound to be an ego clash between them. The world of sports is no different and many examples of this have been seen in Indian cricket as well. The most recent example is the clash between the two most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, which was known to all but now no one has spoken openly about it. These two personalities are Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli.

Chetan Sharma, the head of the senior selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has allegedly claimed in a sting operation of a news channel that former Board President Sourav Ganguly did not like former Team India captain Virat Kohli. This was said because in December 2021, when Ganguly was the BCCI President, Virat Kohli left the captaincy of T20, after which Kohli was removed from the captaincy of ODI. Then came statements between Ganguly and Kohli through the media to prove each other false.

All these things have been going on for the last one year but Chetan Sharma's latest statement or claim or disclosure, whatever you want to say, raises the question that what was the reason behind this ego clash between Ganguly and Kohli. Will it happen? This is because Ganguly used to support Kohli a lot before this controversy, while Kohli was also very happy or at least expressed happiness when Ganguly became the BCCI President.

Beginning of confrontation since 2017

Then what happened so suddenly? The clear reasons for this are not recorded anywhere and only both the former captains can tell it, but some incidents and some characteristic features can be considered as the reason for this. Its first episode happened in June 2017. The place was England, when the Indian team was playing the Champions Trophy under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Just before the tournament, a fierce dispute had come to the fore between Kohli and the then coach Anil Kumble. Even a change in the coach was demanded and in the end Kumble had to resign.

Prima facie, it can be seen that Ganguly must have been displeased with this kind of treatment of his friend Kumble. The second reason for this is that actually the Cricket Advisory Committee consisting of Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman had appointed Kumble as the coach. In such a situation, such behavior with his chosen coach would be unbecoming of him. Not only this, during the dispute, Ganguly also tried to solve the matter through talks but did not succeed and Kohli's stubborn style probably did not embrace Ganguly, because Ganguly himself was very stubborn in his own right, but here he is nothing. can do.

Aspire to be in the mighty

Not only this, seeing Kohli and Ganguly as a character, it is also necessary to understand their characteristics. Ever since Ganguly came to Indian cricket, he remained in controversies along with his performance. Then after becoming the captain of Team India and getting success, his strength increased further, in which the support of the then Board President Jagmohan Dalmiya was also important. Greg Chappell was made the coach of the team only at the behest of Ganguly. It is a different matter that it was Chappell who showed Ganguly the way out.

Despite this, Ganguly got used to always being the biggest force, which was bound to be even bigger when he became the BCCI president, or at least felt it.

However, this was also a time when Kohli himself had become the biggest force in Indian cricket. Kohli himself also used to live in controversies for different reasons. Nevertheless, Kohli was the most powerful personality not only in Indian cricket but also in world cricket. Not only was he at the peak of his batting, but he was the biggest face. Then at that time BCCI was in its weakest position as the board was being run by the Committee of Administrators and its chief Vinod Rai had entered cricket administration for the first time and things were going according to Kohli's likes and dislikes.

In such a situation, after the change in the board, the clash between the two forces was bound to happen, which gradually increased. Along with this, Kohli's form also suddenly started falling and gradually his hold inside the team also became stronger. Then the stature of veteran batsman like Rohit Sharma also started increasing, which isolated Kohli and his distance with Ganguly increased. Then the captaincy dispute took this sourness to its peak, the result of which came in the form of open rhetoric in the media to prove each other a liar. That is, on the whole, the power of two people with similar personality was bound to clash, which finally happened.

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