Low morale, groupism prompted 2012 captaincy change plan
Low morale, groupism prompted 2012 captaincy change plan

Groupism and a low morale were the reasons why the selection committee wanted to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the young and untested Virat Kohli as Indian cricket captain back in 2012, a plan which was scuttled by the then BCCI President N Srinivasan.

Former selector Raja Venkat receives flak for Kohli, Dhoni captaincy comment
Former selector Raja Venkat receives flak for Kohli, Dhoni captaincy comment

After spilling the beans on how N Srinivasan stopped Virat Kohli replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India's One-Day International captain in 2011, former national selector Raja Venkat received widespread criticism from his former colleagues and Board of Control for Cricket in India ​(BCCI) officials.

N Srinivasan deprived Virat Kohli of becoming India's ODI captain in 2012: Former selector Raja Venkat
N Srinivasan deprived Virat Kohli of becoming India's ODI captain in 2012: Former selector Raja Venkat

Batsman Virat Kohli would have become India's One-Day captain in early 2012 itself had then Board of Control for Cricket in India president Narayanswamy Srinivasan not intervened, says a former national selector.

Mohanty emerges as dark horse for East Zone selector`s post

Former India fast bowler Debasish Mohanty has emerged as the dark horse for the national selectors post from East Zone.

Bengal hero Shukla takes a dig at national selector Venkat

All-rounder Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who played a pivotal role in Bengal`s triumph in the Vijay Hazare final against Mumbai, today took a dig at the national selector from east zone Raja Venkat for having dropped him on disciplinary grounds.