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Former Indian players differ on Ganguly vs Ravi Shastri fight

Former India international Sanjay Manjrekar and skipper Bishan Singh Bedi shared contrasting views on the raging verbal battle between former captains Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly in the wake of the national coach appointment

Former India international Sanjay Manjrekar and skipper Bishan Singh Bedi shared contrasting views on the raging verbal battle between former captains Ravi Shastri and Sourav Ganguly in the wake of the national coach appointment.

“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,” Manjrekar tweeted Wednesday.

 

However, earlier Bedi supported Shastri in what has become a major controversy.

“Not getting coach’s job apart RJSHASTRI has every reason 2b peeved with selection process whence 1 selector played truant..not above board!!” Bedi wrote.

After he was overlooked for the coach’s job, Shastri slammed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Sourav Ganguly for not being present in the meeting when he was interviewed through skype.

Veteran India batsman Gautam Gambhir was also critical of Shastri’s comments. Gambhir’s comments were in sync with Manjrekar’s view.

“Ravi Shastri’s comments only shows his desperation. Kumble is the best choice, he is hard working person,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by ABP News.

Ganguly on Wednesday hit back at Shastri saying that the former India all-rounder was living in “fool’s world” if he held him responsible for the rejection.

Another former captain Anil Kumble was chosen ahead of Shastri as the head coach for a period of one year. Shastri was Indian cricket team director for 18 months.

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