IPL 2012: Sourav Ganguly slams Virender Sehwag's poor captaincy

Sourav Ganguly said, Virender Sehwag is responsible for both KKR and CSK’s passage into the final AFP

Kolkata: May 26, 2012

Pune Warriors India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday criticised Virender Sehwag for taking poor decisions which led to Delhi Daredevils losing in both the Qualifier matches.

“He did the biggest mistake by inviting Chennai to bat after winning the toss. The decision of not playing spinnes Shahbaz Nadeem and Roelof van der Merwe was also surprising,” he said about Delhi’s 86-run loss last night.

Ganguly further said that Sehwag blundered in Pune when he opted for just one spinner on the slow track as they lost to KKR who made their first final in five attempts.

“Delhi got completely wrong in their team combination in Pune. Even in my dream I cannot think of playing one spinner and four seamers on Pune track,” Ganguly said.

“Sehwag is responsible for both KKR and CSK’s passage into the final. I just failed to understand his decisions,” Ganguly said.

Asked about his team’s flop show as they finished with the wooden spoon, Ganguly, in a lighter vein, replied: “The trend in IPL has been the team that finishes last plays the final…”

“We did not bat well. Be it Ganguly or Clarke. We will have to start from zero next time. I’m yet to decide on my role in the team next year,” he said without ruling himself out for the IPL 6. (PTI)