After making a revelation about Sachin Tendulkar that the selection panel would have dropped him had he not announced his retirement, Sandip Patil has let out another privileged information.
He told a TV channel that coach Anil Kumble and captain Virat Kohli had asked Cheteshwar Pujara to improve his strike rate in Test matches. BCCI is not impressed with Patil’s antics.
BCCI President Anurag Thakur rebuked Patil, saying any future employer would be worried before hiring him.
“Any organisation, if they hire him (Patil), will think 10 times that after leaving the organisation, he will speak about the organisation,” he said.
Asked whether any action was being contemplated by the Cricket Board against Patil over the breach of confidentiality, he said, “Right people in the BCCI will speak to him soon.”
“One should refrain from making such unethical and unwanted comments in this area (selection matters). It is because he has been trusted to become the chairman, because he has played enough cricket. There were four more selectors with him, they did not say anything. He (Patil) should have avoided that,” the BCCI president said.
Patil’s three-year tenure ended when the panel announced the 15-man squad for the ongoing Test series against New Zealand.
(With PTI inputs)