Former chief selector takes U-Turn on Kohli-Ganguly saga

Former Indian Cricket Board's Men's selector Chetan Sharma made some controversial remarks during a sting operation held by a renowned media channel last year.

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Former Indian Cricket Board Men's selector, Chetan Sharma has taken a U-Turn from his comments made in the sting operation. In a sting operation conducted by a renowned media house, he claimed that former India skippers, Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly had ego clashes. Apart from this, the former India pacer made some disturbing revelations which led to his ouster although 'in a peaceful way'. 

Notably, Sharma was re-appointed as the chief selector after being ousted after India's loss in the T20 World Cup 2022. However, after the sting operation, he left and was replaced by Ajit Agarkar, one of the members of the T20 World Cup 2007 winning side. Meanwhile, Sharma, who took a hat-trick against New Zealand said that Kohli is like his son.

"Virat Kohli is like my son. He is so much younger. Why would I say bad things about him? I always pray for his well-being. It gives me immense happiness to see that he's become a legend. I hope he comes back and scores centuries to reach the 100-ton mark in international cricket. Virat is an icon of Indian cricket. I am waiting for his return," he told News24.

Virat Kohli is one of those who will sacrifice everything for the team: Chetan Sharma

"You will find very few players who will sacrifice themselves for the team, because they have a long-term plan. We just have to go and play at the top and the rest will handle themselves. I appreciate it. In the World Cup, he did his job. Gave India explosive starts at the top, scoring 40, 50. Took India to 80/0. What more do you need? He did his job and then it was up to the rest. The way India played at the World Cup. We didn't only win 10 matches, we roughed them up. I didn't feel anyone could play cricket in the world like India did," added Sharma.

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