Virat Kohli: Will give my opinion on new coach only if BCCI asks

Jun 30, 2017, 08:34 IST | PTI

Ahead of the third ODI against West Indies, Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday made it clear that he will air his views on new coach only if his opinion is sought by the BCCI

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Skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday made it clear that he will air his views on new coach only if his opinion is sought by the BCCI. With Ravi Shastri throwing his hat in the ring, Kohli's proximity with the former Team Director, many feel has made him a runaway favourite for the top job.

When asked about his opinion on new coach, the skipper replied: "From a personal point of view, I can't pinpoint anything or give any details. We as a team only voice our opinion when asked by the BCCI," Kolhi said ahead of the third ODI against West Indies.

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Kohli said that there is process that is put in place and no individual opinion matters. "This is a process we always go through and something we respect as a team. It's something that is asked to the team and not in segregation. The same procedure, as and when it takes place, we will give our suggestions to the BCCI," Kohli added.

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When the same question was repeated in a different manner, Kohli was more curt. "Suggestions are given to the BCCI. There is no point in saying anything out in the open because that is for us as a team to convey to the BCCI as when we are asked," Kohli reiterated.

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Kohli said their priority right now is to win the series in the Caribbean. "Right now, we have a series at hand and this is what we are focused on. The process is taking place and that is something which is in the control of BCCI. We are not focused on anything else at the moment.

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"Our priority is coming here and winning the series and preparing for the game that lies ahead of us," the India skipper said.

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