New Delhi: There was no result of the 5-match test series between Team India and England. The corona virus wreaked havoc in the Indian team leading in the 2-1 series, after which the last match had to be canceled. Although there are still hopes that it will be played again. English players and English media are blaming Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli responsible for Corona entering Team India’s camp.
Negligence of Kohli and Shastri?
Actually, head coach Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli had attended a book launch program during the Test series. Whereas BCCI secretary Jay Shah had asked players and support staff members not to attend any public function due to the threat of Kovid-19. Apart from Kohli, members of the support staff including Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Suryakumar Yadav were also present in the event. However, former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Farooq Engineer has come out in support of Team India.
Kohli and Shastri got Farooq’s support
Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Farooq Engineer said that captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri cannot be held responsible for the launch of his book. The engineer said in an interview to Sports Tak, people are blaming Ravi Shastri for this. He has done wonders for Indian cricket. Both Ravi and Virat have done exceptionally well. You can’t blame them for going to the book launch. They did not go out of the hotel. They were in, it’s very easy to blame someone.
No fault of Kohli-Shastri in this: Farooq
The engineer said, people keep coming to us for selfies, and you can’t say no all the time. Ravi and Virat must have done this, or shook hands with people. But how will they know that someone is Kovid positive, so you I can’t really blame Ravi and Virat, although I believe a lot of blame is being put on them.
Engineers were surprised by the bad impression in the media about the availability of the Indian team for the fifth Test. This is great news but also disappointing news. But to be honest, I don’t know what is happening because we are getting bad reports. On the one hand, I hear that all 11 Indian players are fit to play, while England said that the Indian team has said that they cannot take the field. Therefore, he has requested the ECB to cancel the game.