Royal Challengers Bangalore have denied that Dan Christian has been warned by the franchise as a result of of his look in a video interview.
The interview, the place Christian spoke about RCB skipper Virat Kohli’s management, amongst different issues, was deleted from YouTube on Friday after Christian was “issued a warning for breach of contract” by RCB, in accordance to ‘The Grade Cricketer’.
“RCB issued a gentle reminder regarding the team’s media protocol to all their players recently (following Christian’s interview). Like every season, that note had been shared with the players before IPL 2021 as well. No official warning was issued to Dan Christian or any other individual player,” an official from RCB clarified to indianexpress.com on Saturday.
“The primary media commitments of all our players are to Indian publications, and then if time permits, overseas publications are slotted in after those,” the official added when requested to clarify how Christian had breached phrases of his contract.
RCB’s clarification got here after an allegation by The Grade Cricketer, an Australian publication, that Christian had requested them to take down their interview with him as a result of RCB had warned him.
In their newest episode, launched on Saturday, The Grade Cricketer co-host Sam Perry mentioned: “I was informed by Dan Christian that he has been issued a warning for breach of contract… Dan was asked to request us to take that interview down by RCB. On account for our respect for Dan, and his contract, we have taken it down.”
The video in query, titled ‘Kyle Jamieson and Dan Christian on Kohli, Harshal Patel and Getting Home’, was taken down from The Grade Cricketer’s YouTube channel on Friday.
In that episode, Christian had joked about how “cagey” Kohli had been in asking Jamieson to bowl at him with a Dukes ball within the RCB nets, in preparation for the World Test Championship last in opposition to New Zealand subsequent month. He additionally revealed that Kohli attends solely “half the things” when it comes to off-field crew meetups, not like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell.