Indian skipper Virat Kohli clarified that the suggestions for the appointment of the new coach will only be given if asked by the BCCI and collectively as a team. The 28-year old added that the priority for the team, for the time being, is winning the ongoing series in West Indies.
Anil Kumble resigned from the post of the Indian head coach due to Virat Kohli's hostile stance against the former leg-spinner's policy, and since then everyone including former cricketers and the general audience has formed a general consensus that Kohli's say in the appointment process will definitely influence the decision.
Ravi Shastri recently submitted his application for the
"From a personal point of view, I can't pinpoint anything or give any details. We as a team only voice our opinion when asked by the BCCI," Kohli said at the pre-match conference ahead of the third ODI against West Indies on Friday.
"This is a process we always go through and something we respect as a team. It's something that is asked
When the media personnel asked the same question in a different manner, Kohli replied,"Suggestions are given to the BCCI. There is no point in saying anything out in the open because that is for us as a team to convey to the BCCI as when we are asked,"
India is touring West Indies for a 5-match ODI series and
"Right now, we have series at hand and this is what we are focussed on. The process is taking place and that is something which is in the control of BCCI. We are not focussed on anything else at the moment.
"Our priority is coming here and winning the series and preparing for the game that
When questioned whether his interactions with media had made him calmer and more equipped to answer the questions, Kohli replied,"It's something that you become immune to after a while. It is something that happened quite a bit in the last few years. At the end of the day, what matters is you what you do on the field. Whether media covers you or not that doesn't matter. I think it is a distraction early on in your career but after a
"You know it's going to be there so you just have to focus on what you need to do rather thinking about there is too much attention on me. It is not in my control, it is not something that I have asked for, it's something that's happening, so I have to sort of
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