Sourav Ganguly. @ PTI
Sourav Ganguly. @ PTI

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and his Australia counterpart Steve Waugh shared a love-hate relationship specially during the historic series in 2001. On Monday, Ganguly ridiculed Waugh’s Instagram post which mentioned his playing for the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) which begins on January 3.

Test legend Waugh posted his preferred Australia XI for the final Test at the SCG on Instagram. According to Waugh, Marcus Harris and veteran Shaun Marsh should open the batting, followed by incumbent Usman Khawaja.

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Waugh feels Travis Head, Australia’s leading run-scorer in the series against India, should bat at No.4 ahead of captain Tim Paine, Labuschagne, and Mitchell Marsh. Waugh’s preferred bowling unit would be Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.

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Ganguly, who had been continuously troubling Waugh stepping out late for the toss during the 2001 series, took a screenshot of Waugh’s Instagram post on Monday and tweeted: “Australian cricket selection at its lowest ever .. greats have to put teams in their Instagram posts to give direction,” he wrote.

Earlier, Australia were outplayed by India during the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which the tourists won by 137 to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.