Recently Ganguly said that Shastri living in a fool’s world.
While Shastri said on Ganguly that Ganguly skipped the interview of Indian team Head Coach.
Ganguly was one of the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee also comprising Sachin Tendulkar, V.V.S. Laxman and coordinator Sanjay Jagdale, said it was a collective decision of the committee to appoint legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the head coach.
“I am deeply saddened, disappointed. He should have shown a bit more maturity. These comments are very personal,” Ganguly told reporters.
“If Shastri feels that I am responsible for him not being selected as the head coach, he is living in a fool’s world.”
“It is disappointing because being in such committees for more than 10 years, he (Shastri) should be aware,” he said.
“The BCCI was aware of the CAB working committee meeting. As a president, I had to chair it. So, I left the meeting at 5 (p.m.)”, he said.
Shastri advised Ganguly to be present at such important meetings and don’t take decisions of that such important interviews are not given on camera.
While, Shastri was not physically present during the interview process as he was on a vacation in Bangkok.
“I also have an advice for Shastri, when the coach of India is selected, which is one of the high-profile jobs, he should be in front of the committee giving his presentation and not sit in Bangkok on a holiday and make a presentation on camera. We can understand family commitments, understand emergencies, but not holidays on the beach,” he remarked.
“Specially when one of the greatest cricketers of India (Anil Kumble) sat for close to two hours for his presentation,” Ganguly said.
“Ravi’s interview was at 4.15. It was a three-man committee and I am not the sole decider.”
“I wish him all the luck with the Indian team. He is one of the best in the world and has been a great cricketer,” Ganguly said.