Former India captain Kapil Dev has spoken on the controversy related to the team’s white-ball captaincy. Ahead of India’s departure to South Africa, Test captain Virat Kohli addressed the media in a virtual press conference. The 33-year-old spoke about his sacking from ODI captaincy and revealed that there was no prior communication from the board over the development. . Kohli’s fiery statement exposed his differences with the BCCI. Kapil Dev is not impressed by the feud between Kohli and BCCI and asked the Test skipper t refrain from controversy and focus on cricket.
“It is not good to point fingers on anybody at this point in time. The South Africa tour is coming and please pay attention to the tour,” Kapil Dev told ABP News.
Earlier, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had said he had requested Kohli to not step down from the T20I captaincy. However, the 33-year-old denied having any such conversation. The right-hand batter’s contrasting stance on the matter has exposed the differences between the Board and Kohli.
“I would say board president is board president but yes, the Indian cricket team captain is also a big thing. But talking badly about each other in public, I don’t think it is a good thing, whether it is Sourav or Kohli,” added Kapil Dev.
Kapil Dev further said he does not want to see any more controversy during the South Africa tour. “You have to control the situation and it would be better to think about the country first. Whatever is wrong will be known soon but speaking publicly about the topic, I think, is wrong at this time. I would not want to see any controversy ahead of an important tour,” he elaborated.