A post is being shared on social media claiming that BCCI has imposed 7 crore rupees fine on cricket player Ishan Kishan for speaking against captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid. This post claims that Ishan Kishan, during the post-match press conference after India’s victory against Bangladesh on 10 December 2022, accused Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid of not giving opportunities to young talents like him. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: BCCI imposed a fine of 7 crore rupees on Ishan Kishan for making comments against Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid.
Fact: Cricketer Ishan Kishan did not make any such allegations about Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid for not providing enough opportunities to him. BCCI did not penalise Ishan Kishan with 7 crore rupees fine for making statements against Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When we searched to check whether Indian cricket player Ishan Kishan was penalised 7 crore rupees for making any statement against Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid, we could not find any news reports confirming this information. If BCCI imposed any such fine on Ishan Kishan for speaking against Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma, it would have been widely reported.
On searching for further details, we found the post-match press conference video of Ishan Kishan after the 3rd ODI with Bangladesh on 10 December 2022. Responding to a journalist’s question asking how he keeps himself motivated when the chances are not coming his way, Ishan Kishan said, “Their fitness, their approach. The way Virat [Kohli] bhai prepares, the way Rohit bhai approaches, I spend a lot of time with Hardik [Pandya] bhai. One thing I have learned is that performance matters but what matters more is preparation and giving 100% for your country even when you are not performing. One thing I have learned from watching them is whatever opportunity I get, I don’t want any regrets once it is done. I want to be prepared and ready to perform.”
When asked about Rahul Dravid’s reaction after he completed the double-century, Ishan said, “Rahul bhai was very happy. He knows he is not able to give chances to everybody because our team is so good so it weighs on him. So he was very happy that I did well in this opportunity”. Ishan Kishan never spoke anything against Rohit Sharma or Rahul Dravid during the post-match press conference after the 3rd ODI match against Bangladesh. During multiple old press meets, Ishan Kishan emphasized Rahul Dravid’s and Rohit Sharma’s belief in him.
To sum it up, BCCI did not penalise Ishan Kishan with 7 crore rupees fine for making any statements against Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid.