The former Indian cricketer said that he agreed with Harsha Bhogle on his views that key influencers should not state their preferences while applications for the post of head coach were still open
The former Indian cricketer said that he agreed with Harsha Bhogle on his views that key influencers should not state their preferences while applications for the post of head coach were still open

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Should Virat Kohli Have Been Stopped From Speaking On Ravi Shastri? Harsha Bhogle Gets Aakash Chopra's Backing

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The former Indian cricketer said that he agreed with Harsha Bhogle on his views that key influencers should not state their preferences while applications for the post of head coach were still open
  • Earlier, Chopra took a dig at the selection of the head coach as he took to Twitter to express his views
  • Bhogle joined former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra's in expressing disappointment over the Indian team skipper and a CAC member stating that they want Ravi Shastri to be given another chance as the head coach

Former Indian cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra expressed agreement with fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle's views about someone intervening to tell skipper Virat Kohli to avoid answering to a question about the selection of the head coach while the hunt was still on. 

Aakash Chopra agrees with Harsha Bhogle  

The former Indian cricketer said that he agreed with Harsha Bhogle on his views that key influencers should not state their preferences while applications for the post of head coach were still open and that someone should have intervened while Kohli was asked the question about the head coach and should have asked him to avoid answering it. 

Here's what Aakash Chopra had to say:

Earlier, Chopra took a dig at the selection of the head coach as he took to Twitter to express his views. The regional commentator said that the skipper had voiced his preference. Similarly, he said that a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member had also made his preference for Shastri to continue as India's head coach. He took a dig at all those had applied for the post of the head coach and wished them luck if they thought they would stand a chance. 

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Harsha Bhogle's thoughts on the coach selection

The Indian commentator said that it wasn't a good idea for 'key influencers' to state their preferences while applications for the post of the head coach were still open. Bhogle joined former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra's in expressing disappointment over the Indian team skipper and a CAC member stating that they want Ravi Shastri to be given another chance as the head coach, while applications for the post was still open. 

He said that he wasn't pointing hands at skipper Virat Kohli but suggested that someone could have intervened to tell him that he should have avoided the question as applications for the position of the head coach were still open. He said that someone should have told the captain that it wasn't right to answer the question while the quest was still on. 

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