Coach row: Ganguly hits back at Shastri
The rumbling over the selection of the new head coach for the India cricket team erupted into a major controversy on Wednesday with Sourav Ganguly (in pic) telling Ravi Shastri he was “living in a fool’s paradise” if he thought the former was responsible for his not getting the job.
Shastri, team director until March, criticised former India skipper Ganguly for not being present when he made his presentation to the BCCI’s cricket advisory committee that made the final selection. His comments came after the board unveiled former great Anil Kumble as the new coach. Speaking to the Hindustan Times from Kolkata, Ganguly rebutted what he called Shastri’s “personal and professional” allegations, saying he was “very disappointed and hurt at Shastri’s conduct after being rejected as head coach”.