“You are putting a gun on Kohli’s shoulder and keeping other players safe,” Rashid Latif thinks Virat Kohli is being made scapegoat by BCCI

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli don't enjoy greatest of relations since Kohli's sacking as ODI captain

The former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif is of the view that the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is keeping the other players safe from criticism by making Virat Kohli a scapegoat, while the reality of the matter is that the Indian team, as a whole, is itself not being able to win consistently in all competitions.

According to Rashid Latif, modern-day cricket is tough in the sense that even if you are a top player and you have some sort of weakness, it can be easily identified with the help of the most advanced video technology available to all the teams now. So, for a top player like Kohli to go through a slump, it’s not entirely surprising, but everyone is just talking about Kohli and not the other Indian players.

Latif’s comment came after the remarks of Sourav Ganguly recently when Ganguly said that Virat Kohli has been a top player for India, but he will have to find a way out of the current phase that he is going through where he is not scoring a lot of runs.

“What were the other Indian players doing in the last two World Cups?” asks Rashid Latif

Rashid Latif, while talking about Ganguly’s remarks on his YouTube channel, said that it seems they are putting the gun on Kohli’s shoulder and saving the other Indian players because when India collapsed in the semifinal of ODI World Cup 2019 or in the T20 World Cup last year, what were the other Indian players doing if Kohli didn’t perform well? It’s not that the other Indian players bailed the team out of trouble.

Since the last T20 World Cup, Kohli’s relationship with BCCI has worsened quite a lot. Kohli hasn’t remained India’s captain in either of the three formats of the game anymore and now his spot in the T20I team has also been put under scrutiny.



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