Played nearly 500 cricket games for India, can speak to any player be it Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly is currently involved in a conflict of interest case© Twitter


His nearly “500 international match experience” entitles him to speak up and mentor any player “be it Shreyas Iyer or Virat Kohli”, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly hit back on his opponents for loose allegations of conflicts of interest against the former captain of India. For the first Delhi Capitals game of this season, skipper Shreyas Iyer gave an interview to Star Sports where he spoke about contributions from head coach Ricky Ponting and Ganguly (who mentored DC in 2019) to help him evolve as a successful player and captain. .

However, his critics insinuated that as BCCI president Ganguly helps a franchise captain where he was a mentor, which is a case of conflict of interest, something he vehemently denied. While Iyer had clarified that he was talking about the 2019 season, Ganguly brought up what he thought about the unnecessary controversy on the day.

“I had helped him (Iyer) last year. I may be the chairman of the board, but don’t forget that I played 500 games (424 games) for India so I can talk to a young player and help him. It’s Shreyas Iyer or Virat Kohli. If they want help, I can, “Ganguly said at a promotional event. An enraged Iyer, not too amused with the controversy, had tweeted his clarification.

As a young captain, I am grateful to Ricky and Dada for being part of my journey as a cricketer and captain last season. My comment … was to emphasize my gratitude for the roles they both played in my personal growth as captain, the captain of Washington had said.

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