Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday slammed Ravi Shastri for his comments, post the high-profile interview process conducted by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for the post of the Indian coach.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday slammed Ravi Shastri for his comments, post the high-profile interview process conducted by Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for the post of the Indian coach. He also broke his silence on the controversy with Ravi Shastri over appointment of Anil Kumble as India cricket team coach by BCCI.
“He has given me an advice that next time when there is such meeting, I should be present. I also have an advice for him. When the coach of India is selected, he should be in front of the committee giving his presentation, instead of spending Holiday in Bangkok,” Ganguly said.
Ganguly added, “I feel that the comments are very personal. He is living in a fools world if he thinks he is not the coach of India because of me. There are people who are more reputed in the committee than I am.”
Days after he was overlooked for the Indian cricket team’s head coach’s job, a “disappointed” Ravi Shastri on Tuesday lashed out at Sourav Ganguly for skipping his interview, and accused the former skipper of being ‘disrespectful’.
Ganguly, one of the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) also comprising Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and co-ordinator Sanjay Jagdale, was entrusted with the responsibility of interviewing the 21 shortlisted candidates for the top job, for which Shastri was one of the front-runners.
Despite being one of the top contenders for the role, Shastri lost the job to Anil Kumble, who is said to have made a detailed presentation before CAC comprising Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
“If Shastri thinks I was behind the appointment of Kumble as the coach and not him, then he is living in a fool’s paradise,” he said.