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My Instagram page is a fake one, Sourav Ganguly speaks out

Many media accounts picked up the quote which advised Virat Kohli about team combinations and also asked the Indian skipper to be persistent with the batsmen.

cricket Updated: Aug 07, 2018 13:14 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly during a promotional event(PTI)

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has come out and clarified that the Instagram account which had a message for Virat Kohli and the Indian team is a fake one. (FULL IND v ENG coverage)

Ganguly took to Twitter to clarify the same and said: “My Instagram page is a fake one ..please don’t pick up any news or quotes from it ..Will report to Instagram immediately”

It has to be mentioned here that many media accounts picked up the quote which advised Virat Kohli about team combinations and also asked the Indian skipper to be persistent with the batsmen before making too many changes to his side for the Lord’s Test.

The account in question is an Instagram username @sganguly99 which has been posting things related to the current CAB head. It has 55.3k followers. Also, the page is described as “Ex Captain: Indian Cricket Team | President : CAB | Co-Owner : ATK | Author : Juggernaut Books [ Post from Sourav himself are signed - SG ]”.

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In the post, which has now been taken down, there is a suggestion offered to Kohli pertaining to the selection of the team.

The message said, “If you’ve to win a Test then everyone has to score runs.” He said, “This was the first Test in a 5 match series & I think this team has the capability to come back & play well. #AjinkyaRahane & #MuraliVijay will have to show some determination since they have scored runs in these conditions before.”

It also had a word of advice for captain Kohli: “The captain should give confidence to his players. It’s his team & only he can change their mindset. He will have to sit with them & tell them that if he can do it so can they. He should give them time & tell them to go out & play without any fear.”

First Published: Aug 07, 2018 13:14 IST