Sourav Ganguly claims he isn’t aware of what’s brewing inside Indian dressing room
If India doesn't do well in the Champions Trophy then both the captain and coach will be criticised: Sourav Ganguly
Published - May 31, 2017 6:53 pm | Updated - May 31, 2017 6:53 pm
Former Indian captain and President of the Cricket Association of Bengal, Sourav Ganguly, recently went ahead and stated that he isn’t aware of what’s going on the Indian dressing room ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy starting tomorrow.
Much has been talked about the stressed relationship between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli’s men in the Indian dressing room. The hard taskmaster attitude of Anil Kumble apparently did not go down well with the players in the Indian team and they have demanded a change in personnel as Kohli does not want to include Kumble in the long term plan.
The Big 3 of BCCI featuring the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman were responsible for the appointment of Anil Kumble as the head coach of the team. It was further expected from the Big 3 that they would broker peace between the two parties.
Ganguly oblivious to issues in the dressing room
However, looking at the recent developments, Sourav Ganguly, who was in the limelight back in 2005-2006 for the highly publicised spat between him and Greg Chappell, clarified that he has no information regarding the issue and also emphasised that it is not the right occasion to divulge into these matters. According to Dada, performance in the Champions Trophy should be the priority.
“I don’t know what’s going on between Kumble and Kohli and I think this is not the right time to talk about all these things. A coach’s job is to help the captain. I am a firm believer that the captain is the man to run the show and a coach must be there to support him. If India doesn’t do well in the Champions Trophy then both the captain and coach will be criticised” quoted the successful former Indian captain, according to News18.
India beat their opponents New Zealand and Bangladesh handsomely in the warm-up fixtures and are now expected to defeat Pakistan second time in a row in the competition on June 4 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.