Talk of conflict within Indian team made up, says Ganguly
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly dismissed reports of internal conflict within the Indian team following the One-Day International (ODI) series loss to Bangladesh that saw captain MS Dhoni lose his usual poise.Updated: Jun 26, 2015 01:13 IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly dismissed reports of internal conflict within the Indian team following the One-Day International (ODI) series loss to Bangladesh that saw captain MS Dhoni lose his usual poise.
"You get to hear all these when a team loses and has not played to their potential. I believe there is no conflict within the team, all of these things have been made up," he told mediapersons here on Thursday.
Following the team's first-ever ODI series loss to Bangladesh, Test skipper Virat Kohli expressed concern over the team's decision-making.
"Not too happy with the way we have played. We have been sort of doubtful in our decision-making and that shows on the field," the flamboyant Kohli said, triggering speculations of a rift within the team.
His comments followed teammates Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin's vocal support for ODI skipper MS Dhoni, whose former coach suggested trouble in the dressing room was affecting Dhoni.
Expressing disappointment over India's performance, Ganguly credited Bangladesh for outplaying India.
"It is disappointing (the result). But Bangladesh have played brilliant cricket credit should be given to them," he said.
Ganguly also supported Dhoni's decision to bat up the order. The keeper-batsman, who usually comes in at number six, came out to bat at number four in the last two games of the series scoring 116 runs including a 69.
The southpaw also asserted everything was fine with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, Jagmohan Dalmiya.
According to media reports, the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee found the board president's "speech incoherent and incomprehensible" when it met him in Kolkata on Tuesday.
The three-judge committee has been appointed to prescribe punishment for ex-BCCI president N Srinivasan's son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra, both of whom were found involved in betting in IPL 2013.
After a release from BCCI on Thursday refuted such claims, Ganguly too echoed the same sentiments saying: "Our president is absolutely fit."
First Published: Jun 26, 2015 01:03 IST