Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly rubbished Virender Sehwag’s comments saying that he, ‘spoke foolishly’ when he claimed that he missed out on becoming India’s head coach due to lack of, ‘setting.’
Speaking to the PTI at the Eden Gardens, Ganguly, who was one of the members of the Cricket Advisory Committee that picked Ravi Shastri as the head coach said, “I’ve got nothing to say. Sehwag spoke foolishly (bokar moton boleche).”
Shastri’s appointment as India’s coach wasn’t free from drama. Ganguly had delayed the decision of the CAC to pick the coach saying that Indian skipper Virat Kohli needed to be consulted before reaching a conclusion. However the Vinod Rai led Committee of Administrators (COA) then asked the CAC to arrive at a decision as a result of which Shastri was given the job.
Sehwag had earlier claimed that he didn’t get the job of the head coach due to the lack of connections he had with the people in power and had also said that he was initially not interested in applying for the job but was misled by a section of the BCCI in doing so.
Ganguly however didn’t declined to comment on any further issue.
Speaking on the ticket sales for the second ODI between India and Australia slated to be held at the Eden Gardens, the Cricket Association of Bengal president said, “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.”