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Ganguly is the laziest fielder, says Dungarpur

In an extraordinary attack on former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, manager of the touring Indian team Rajsingh Dungarpur on Friday described him as the "laziest and possibly the worst fielder" of the side.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2006 03:13 IST

In an extraordinary attack on former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, manager of the touring Indian team Rajsingh Dungarpur on Friday described him as the "laziest and possibly the worst fielder" of the side.

"Sourav is not a student of the game. He is also not a role model of a captain. A captain cannot be the laziest and possibly the worst fielder of the side," Dungarpur told television reporters a day after the Indian team arrived in Lahore for a three-Test and five ODI series.

The Indian manager's remarks came a day before Ganguly and three other players are to join the team in Pakistan. Ganguly, along with Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble and Parthiv Patel, had stayed back in India to play Ranji Trophy match.

Dungarpur claimed former Indian cricket team coach John Wright was frustrated with the ways of Sourav Ganguly but could not get the Kolkatan removed as skipper.

Dungarpur said Wright had "expressed his frustrations several times" to him about Ganguly but he was too "mild" to succeed in getting Ganguly out.

"Wright was a little mild. He always had huge problems with Sourav," he said adding that however "he could not get the captain changed."

First Published: Jan 07, 2006 03:13 IST