A day after Ravi Shastri went on air criticizing Sourav Ganguly for missing his interview and that he was disrespectful to the candidates, the Prince of Kolkata angrily responded saying he was hurt by Shastri’s personal attack.
Ganguly in an interview to leading news channels explained how he had to miss a meeting that included other advisory members Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S Laxman, BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale and all the candidates for the coaching role including Shastri. The majority decided in Anil Kumble’s favor and the veteran spinner was assigned the job, last Tuesday.
Ganguly being the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had to chair a key meeting and had already informed the BCCI, claiming he has ‘official mails’ informing the Board about his inability to attend Shastri’s presentation scheduled for 4:15 pm.
He said he left for the CAB meeting, knowing that there were capable members back there to make a decision for Team India’s future.
“I just feel that the comments are very personal and if Ravi Shastri feels that I am responsible for him not being the coach of India, he’s living in a fool’s world,” Ganguly told TV reporters in Kolkata.
Sourav Ganguly explains more in this video –
One of the best Indian captains, Sourav Ganguly has a huge fan base and many fans came forward to support ‘Dada’ on this tiff with Ravi Shastri. Not many fans liked the personal comments made by Ravi Shastri and believe that he was just being a sore loser for not being offered the managerial role again.
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FollowSuperStar Rajini @ImArjun_M2R
Finally @GautamGambhir strikes!!
Sourav Ganguly the man who has huge fan base
Don’t mess with Dada #AmiKKR
Sanjay Manjrekar jumped into the conversation with some golden words!
More than Sourav, I think Ravi is miffed with the rejection. It’s a new experience for him. BCCI have made the better choice as coach.
FollowNeeraj Harpude @Neerajharpude
Ravi Shastri wanted an answer from sourav ganguly and he got it dadagiri style!!!
- Do we have a winner, yes ‘DADA’!
FollowAtishay Agarwal @Atishay_Agarwal
Ravi Shastri & Sourav Ganguly’s war of words won’t go right down to the wire.
It’s over, and Dada’s won.