The BCCI, on November 18, made lots of Indian team fans happy as they fired the Chetan Sharma-headed national selection panel and invited applications for fresh candidates for the post. This ends a tumultuous tenure for the former India pacer.
Chetan Sharma was handed the job of chief of the selection panel in December 2020 and his tenure was nothing short of controversial. Virat Kohli was sacked from ODI captaincy on November 18, 2021, after he had stepped down from T20I captaincy ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021, in which India failed to make it into the semis.
The future of Chetan Sharma’s tenure depended on the Indian team’s performance in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Though the Men in Blue made it into the semis, the selection decisions made by the committee for the tournament and the aftermath were enough for BCCI to take the decision to sack Chetan Sharma and co.
This led to much rejoicing in the Indian cricket team fans as many called it karma for how Chetan Sharma and co-treated former captain Virat Kohli and many of them shared their reactions on Twitter.
Here are some of them: