Former India captain and member of the Cricket Advisory Committee, Sourav Ganguly has come out and expressed his view on the Anil Kumble- Virat Kohli rift which has been making the headlines for quite some time now.
While not taking any sides, Ganguly has lashed out at the manner in which the entire issue was handled by those in charge. He believed that it could have been handled in a much better manner if there was some maturity and sensibility shown by those involved.
“The manner between Kumble and Kohli should have been handled a lot better, by whoever in charge. It was not handled properly.” Ganguly said when questioned by the media on the issue. He clearly did not mince his words while giving an answer.
It is interesting that Sourav is a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which had appointed Anil Kumble as the coach of the Indian team in 2016. The CAC also comprises of other stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.
The CAC has once again been given the responsibility to appoint the next coach of India and would be conducting interviews for the same shortly.
Ravi shastri has applied for the post once again after he was overlooked the previous time. The fact that he is not on good terms with Sourav Ganguly might be a hurdle in his way to land the job.
Tom Moody and Virender Sehwag are also in the race to become the next coach of India. “Everybody has a right to apply. We will find out. I can also apply provided I am not an administrator.” Dada said when asked a question regarding his views on Shastri applying for the post.
The BCCI has appointed a seven member committee headed by IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla to identify the critical points in the implementation of the Supreme Court order. Ganguly, interestingly, is a member of this committee and a lot will depend on him as to how the committee functions as he is the only cricketer in this committee.
We hope Ganguly will put aside his personal bias while selecting the next coach of India while at the same time, refrain from dancing to the whims and fancies of the Captain.