Viru spoke fool­ishly: Gan­guly

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For­mer In­dia cap­tain Sourav Gan­guly on Saturday said that Viren­der Se­hwag "spoke fool­ishly" when he claimed that "lack of set­ting" cost him the na­tional team chief coach's job.

"I've got noth­ing to say. Se­hwag spoke fool­ishly (bokar mo­ton boleche)," Gan­guly, one of three mem­bers of the Cricket Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee that picked Ravi Shas­tri ahead of Se­hwag and oth­ers as head coach, told PTI at Eden Gar­dens.

Se­hwag had in a TV in­ter­view claimed that he did not be­come the head coach be­cause of lack of "set­ting" (com­mon slang for hob­nob­bing with de­ci­sion-mak­ers).

The swash­buck­ling for­mer opener also had said he was mis­led by a sec­tion of the BCCI into ap­ply­ing for the post.

Gan­guly, how­ever, re­fused to be dragged into the is­sue any fur­ther.

The Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion of Ben­gal Pres­i­dent sounded con­fi­dent of a full house at the Eden Gar­dens dur­ing the sec­ond In­dia-Aus­tralia ODI on Septem­ber 21 de­spite con­cerns that the on­set of Durga Puja sea­son could be a damp­ener. "All com­pli­men­tary tick­ets of 25,000 is gone. We have also sold about 15,000 tick­ets out of the avail­able 30,000. We still have five days left," Gan­guly said.

The Durga Puja sea­son is be­gin­ning with Ma­ha­laya on Septem­ber 19.

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