This is what Sourav Ganguly said when asked if he doesn’t like Ravi Shastri!

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has rubbished the speculation of a rumored feud between him and the Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri. He discarded the fact by saying that judging a person’s performance will be truly based on the results one gives and that would be the only parameter of judging players during his tenure.

There was a famous fallout between the current India Head coach Ravi Shastri and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly regarding the selection of the head coach, at that time Ganguly was the member of CAC along with VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar. The then CAC had selected Anil Kumble as the head coach of the Indian Cricket team .

In 2017, Ravi Shastri got back the job after Anil Kumble stepped down from the post of the Indian Head Coach after a fallout with the Indian Captain Virat Kohli. Since then Ravi Shastri has led India to wins in Australia, South Africa , England and New Zealand. During the India Today Conclave East, Ganguly tried burying the hatchet with the Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri.

Ganguly said its the performances on the 22 yards which speak rather than anything else, “You perform and you continue, you don’t, someone else takes over. That was also the case when I played,” he asserted.

“There will be talks, leaks, rumours but concentration should be on what happens on 22 yards,” he said.

He also praised the Indian Captain Virat Kohli for his performance as a player and captain but also demanded an ICC tournament from 31-year old veteran batsman.

“Virat is a fantastic role model as to how he conducts himself on and off the field. He (Kohli) will get all the support required to succeed. Virat, Ravi everyone will get everything required. But at the end of the day, we will demand performance,” he said.

Ganguly has made a smooth transition from a player to BCCI President . He also battled conflict of interest charge for his multiple commitments. Ganguly said the clause is coming in the way of getting former cricketers on board for administrative roles.

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