Ganguly clears the air on response to Sachin Tendulkar: The former India captain took to Twitter to throw light on his statement.
The debate on the Indian cricket team playing against Pakistan in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 doesn’t seem to reach its culmination. Since the unfortunate Pulwama attacks, the furore is prevalent on both news channels and social media.
Although mixed, the debate has allured responses from former Indian cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and current cricketers such as Harbhajan Singh. Even India captain Virat Kohli was asked about his stance on the same during a recent press conference.
Ganguly was recent quoted by The Times of India saying that Tendulkar wants the two points against Pakistan whereas I want the World Cup for the Indian team.
“He [Tendulkar] wants two points against Pakistan, I want the World Cup. Whichever way you look at it. This is a 10 team World Cup and each team plays matches against every other team. If India doesn’t play a match in the World Cup, it won’t be an issue,” Ganguly was quoted as saying.
Ganguly clears the air
The former captain’s words didn’t go down well in the media and were perceived to be in contrast with Tendulkar’s comments. Just when there were murmurs about the both being at odds with each other, Ganguly took to social media platform Twitter to clear the air regarding the same.
The 46-year old said that his comments had nothing to do with Tendulkar and that they both were, are and will remain good friends. Read Ganguly’s tweet below:
A lot of people in the media is trying to put my statement against sachin s when I said “I want the World Cup”My response has got nothing to do with his statement, nor is my statement against his .. he is, has been and will be one of my best friends for last 25 years @sachin_rt
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 24, 2019
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Ganguly’s tweet below:
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) February 24, 2019
Dada, Yes….Not At All… Just Media Created News… Friend Is Friend…No Explanation..🙏🙏👍👍
I don’t think Saurav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar need to prove their love for the country. The country will always be proud of them. Sachin does not want to let Pakistan get those 2 pts for free, Saurav wants to boycott. Both are correct. Let the govt decide.
— Somenath Chatterjee (@somu6233) February 24, 2019
That fellow,who is journalist or rather news trader who was scolded by former president is definitely adding fuel to this….beware!
— Nitin Tripathi (@NitinTr_25) February 24, 2019
@SGanguly99 sir you don’t need to explain. People will speculate and spread whatever shit they want to. What’s important is the equation between you both and the understanding you both have.
Rest – Log to kuch bhi kahenge logon ka kaam hai kehna.
— Sandeep Dharamukkula (@isandyd_23) February 24, 2019
U dnt need to give ny clarification ….
Just ignore dem like we do….
Luv u both
— AnINDIAN (@Anindiantruly) February 24, 2019
what do you mean by I want the world cup?how can u ensure that by not playing Pakistan? As long as they r in WC.
— Arun Kumar Singh (@akumarsingh1) February 24, 2019