Chetan Sharma, the Chairman of the BCCI’s All-India Selection Committee, has resigned from his post in the wake of a controversial sting operation. Sharma made several controversial statements, including claiming that there was a massive clash of egos between the Indian cricket team and the management. The video created a storm in Indian cricket, and Sharma faced backlash from fans and high-profile cricketers, such as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
It is understood that Sharma sent his resignation to the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, who accepted it. Sharma was previously sacked after India’s poor performance in the T20 World Cup 2022, but he was re-appointed shortly after.
During the sting operation, Sharma made statements about the white-ball captaincy, stating that they decided to remove Kohli from the ODI captaincy to have one white-ball captain. Sharma said in the viral video, “Removing someone from captaincy is the job of selectors. We removed him from the ODI captaincy as we wanted to have one white-ball captain. This is normal procedure, and even he (Kohli) knows it. After Virat announced that he was giving up the T20I captaincy, the selectors made up their minds to remove him from the ODI captaincy as well.”
Sharma also made comments about Sanju Samson’s exclusion from the side in certain fixtures, saying, “If you don’t include Sanju Samson, on Twitter people blow us off.”