Ravi Shastri’s verbal volleys continue; lashes out at “disrespectful” Sourav Ganguly
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For sure, Ravi Shastri is having a problem to swallow the bitter pill. The former Indian team director lashed out at Sourav Ganguly, yet again. After revealing that the former captain was not around when he was interviewed for the high profile job of India’s head coach, Shastri now went on to say that Ganguly was “disrespectful” of the candidate he was interviewing and the job of selecting the coach he was entrusted with. ALSO READ: Is everything fine between Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri?

Speaking to India Today, Shastri said, “Not miffed at all [with not being appointed India’s coach]. I am just disappointed. Nothing surprises me in cricket. It’s nothing to do with Sourav, but I am disappointed because that person was disrespectful of the candidate who was going to be interviewed and disrespectful of the job he was entrusted to do.” READ MORE: Sourav Ganguly ignores commenting on Ravi Shastri

Though Shastri has repeatedly praised the appointment of Anil Kumble as the head coach, his repeated comments in the media does not leave a good taste. It seems he has not got over the fact that despite doing a reasonable job for the last 18 months, he was not selected for the top job. ALSO READ: Anil Kumble called up Ravi Shastri after his appointment of head coach

It is surprising that Shastri has been continuously making such statements when the BCCI had clarified that they had allowed Ganguly to skip the interview, and he had later followed up with the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), which also comprised VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, the other high-profile men who interviewed the former cricketer.