After being lost to Anil Kumble in the race to be the Team India’s head coach, former team director Ravi Shahtri has expressed his disappointment and targeted the BCCI appointed advisory committee member Sourav Ganguly for not being present during the time of his interview.
The BCCI received 57 applications for the post and trimmed it down to 21 before handing over the list to the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman, who interviewed the shortlisted candidates.
According to the reports, Sourav Ganguly walked out of the room when Shastri was being interviewed via video conference from Bangkok. Indicating a rift between two Indian cricket legends.
In an interview with Times of India, Ravi Shastri said Ganguly should be asked what problem he has with him.
“All I can say is that Ganguly wasn’t there when I was interviewed and you should ask what problem Ganguly has with me instead of asking me.”
In the end, former India Test Captain Anil Kumble was chosen as the head coach on a one-year contract.
Kumble will start coaching the Virat Kohli-led team for the upcoming four Test series in West Indies from July 21 to August 22.