The Indian cricket fans finally had their answers about one of the most infamous incidents in the history of Indian cricket as Ravi Shastri, India’s head coach finally opened up about his age-old relationship with Sourav Ganguly.
In an interview with Times Network’s Group Editor, Navika Kumar, Shastri confessed his current stance with Sourav Ganguly and also shed some light on the preceding incidents that involved the infamous bus miss from the former Indian captain.
This is what Ravi Shastri had to say about Sourav Ganguly
When asked about Ganguly’s bus miss, Shastri said, “If someone comes late for the bus, the bus will go, doesn’t matter who he is – it just happened to be Sourav that day”.
This was followed by an obvious question of whether the current BCCI president still holds a grudge against the Indian coach. Shastri gave an impressive answer, citing, “Absolutely not. I just had a chat with him when he was here (in England). I have watched a lot of his cricket. In fact, he played in the same team as I did (Tata Steel). I played for Tata steel as captain and he played under me. We go a long way.”
He concluded by saying, “The media love these stories. They love this bhel puri & chat, and will make nice masala out of it. I also enjoy these stories a lot.”
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This incident took place in 2007 when Sourav Ganguly still played in the national team while Shastri was the manager of the national team.
This is what Sourav Ganguly had to say about Ravi Shastri
In fact, Sourav Ganguly jokingly said that no one should interview Shastri in the morning. In the show called ‘Breakfast with champions’, Sourav quoted, “You don’t interview him [Shastri] in the morning, don’t bring him on the breakfast show he wouldn’t remember what he said. When I meet him, I will ask what you said on the breakfast show that never happened I don’t know where he got that from.”
He concluded by saying, “But don’t interview him in the morning, do it in the evening he will be able to recall things better.”
Shastri is currently the head coach of the Indian team as he took over the mantle of the Indian team from Anil Kumble after a massive divide with the players of the contingency.
Sourav, on the contrary, moved to the administration of BCCI and has so far done a phenomenal job as India soars as one of the top nations in the international cricketing roster.