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Sourav will get his reply: Vengsarkar

At the receiving end of an outburst from Ganguly, the former chief selector said he would respond by giving the former India skipper "more than what he has asked for".Do you think Vengsarkar's comment is ill-timed and immature?| Surfers' Response

cricket Updated: Oct 11, 2008 16:40 IST

Former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar, at the receiving end of an outburst from Sourav Ganguly, on Friday made it clear that he would respond by giving the former India skipper "more than what he has asked for".

Vengsarkar, however, said that he would not like to do so in the middle of the series as it could divert the team's focus.

"I won't answer him now as this is not the right time because India are in the middle of a Test series (against Australia) and it might affect the focus of the team," Vengsarkar told PTI.

"But I will definitely answer him after the series is over. He will get more than what he has asked for," he added.

Ganguly hit out at selectors for the way he had been treated and said he decided to retire to save himself the humiliation of being treated as the "sacrificial goat" all the time.

"There is no point playing like this. I am not willing to play at their (selectors') mercy. They will pick you now and then dump you. Why should I be the sacrificial goat all the time? It was difficult to accept," said Ganguly, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday.

Vengsarkar also said the BCCI would look into the matter and find out what Ganguly had told the Bengali daily.

"All I had said yesterday (to a TV channel) is that if he had said anything (on selection), the BCCI will look into it," he said.

A television channel had quoted Vengsarkar as saying "Sourav should stay away from making any statements till he is playing as they will createunnecessary controversies."

He also said "that BCCI should take some strict action against this as such statements are needless and can affect the morale and spirit of the whole squad".