Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi reckoned Shashank Manohar deserted the ship by quitting as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday.
Bishan Singh Bedi. Pic/Atul Kamble
"As a layman, it does appear he is deserting the ship, but it is his decision. Why did he take it up in the first place," Bedi told mid-day yesterday from New Delhi.
He added: "I sincerely hope the pressure of the Supreme Court was not too much for him. The Board should now find a good, selfless successor.
It is a crucial time, but who could that selfless head be? I am looking at things positively. This is a moment of trial for the BCCI to come up with a clean solution."
Bedi praised Justice RM Lodha for his work in order to set things right in Indian cricket. "He has done a fantastic job. He has looked at the administration in other countries too. He deserves an award," remarked Bedi.