Current Indian Cricketers lost faith in Chetan Sharma, ‘Sources’

Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma, a former India pace bowler, has resigned as the chairman of the senior selection committee after being caught in a television channel’s sting operation reportedly divulging sensitive information. “Chetan submitted his letter of resignation to BCCI secretary Jay Shah, and it was accepted. After the sting operation, his position had become impossible to maintain. He quit on his own own and without being asked to do so “On Friday, a top BCCI source spoke to PTI on the condition of anonymity.

Chetan was in Kolkata for the Ranji Trophy final between Bengal and Saurashtra along with other members of the selection committee. To choose the Irani Cup team, they were present.

But as soon as his resignation was accepted, Chetan departed for Delhi, avoiding the assembled press.

Chetan said that many players used injections to hasten their return to competitive cricket despite being just 80–85 percent healthy during the Zee News sting operation.

The former player also said that he and the team management disagreed on whether pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah should play in the T20I series against Australia in September of last year after recovering from a stress fracture.

He also asserted that Deepak Hooda, Umesh Yadav, and T20I skipper Hardik Pandya frequently paid him visits at home.

Additionally, Chetan discussed the friendship between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and claimed that Kohli and previous BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had an ego clash.

It is understood that the BCCI’s senior brass took issue with Chetan’s alleged remarks, and the players of the current national squad also lost faith in him.

“Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, the captains, as well as coach Rahul Dravid, have lost all faith in him. He had no right to join them at the selection committee meetings because he had lost all respect for them. He was punished for having a big mouth, “said a different BCCI insider.

It is believed that the Indian team’s senior players and support staff expressed their mistrust to the top BCCI executives.

Chetan was allegedly recruited for the sting operation on the pretence that his involvement was needed for research for a prominent OTT platform docuseries.

“The conversation was made between his two terms as chairman of the national selection, and he may have said a little more during that time, suggesting that Hardik Pandya would unwind at home in Delhi. Hardik has never visited him at home. Those who are criticising Virat Kohli “said a BCCI insider.

Shiv Sunder Das, a former India opener who has played 23 Test matches—the highest of anyone now on the selection panel—could be named interim chairman.

Following India’s elimination from the T20 World Cup in Australia’s semi-final, Chetan and the entire selection committee were previously fired. He reapplied for the position and was given the new chairmanship.

The first hat-trick player for India in the ODI World Cup is the useful pace bowler Chetan, who competed when Kapil Dev was in charge of Indian cricket. However, Chetan is best known for being smashed for a six by Pakistan’s Javed Miandad in the last ball of the 1986 Asia Cup final in Sharjah.

The connection between the players and the media has been severely damaged by the sting operation. Players and officials will likely receive a gag order from the BCCI prohibiting them from speaking to the media in the future.