Virat Kohli's 'cramped for time' issue will be taken up: BCCI

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Friday that he was "desperate" to become the national coach, but ended up being an administrator. Commenting over it, Khanna said, 'The views expressed by Virat today will be taken seriously and we would like to discuss it at the appropriate forum'.

On Thursday, Kohli had said ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka that the scheduling needed to be assessed in future as cricketers are judged easily but things such as practice time ahead of important tours are not looked into.

Ganguly, one of Indias most successful Test captains, was sacked from his leadership role in October 2005 and later eased out of both the Test and one-day squads following a row with coach Chappell. "Kohli was right to point out that the team hasn't got enough time to prepare for the South Africa tour", said the former batsman, "They will have two practice matches but if it rains there, their three-day practice match preparation will also go for a toss". I went to Australia in 1999, I wasn't even the vice-captain. A hundred at Eden (104* vs Sri Lanka) on that sort of a pitch, you could see his expression. I have seen Tendulkar very very closely. (The shirtless celebration) was done a lot more out of satisfaction. "It was a fantastic gesture", said Dona at the event. He stated that sometime one doesn't know what can happen in the future and where will the fortune take him.

Chappell had described Ganguly as a “disruptive influence” in an email to the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) which was leaked to the media. Every time they would show that footage (on a sports channel), I called the producer and told him I have 20,000 worldwide runs and several hundreds. "It (the shirt-waving) was a lot more out of satisfaction. That will remain a lot more special". "He is very busy but when he is there, we respect him and do only what he wants", Dona said.

  • Stacy Allen