New Delhi: Ravi Shastri, who lost out to Anil Kumble in the race for the position of the coach of the Indian cricket team, on being asked why former captain Sourav Ganguly walked out when he was being interviewed, said it was Ganguly who needed to answer that and not him.
Shastri said, “All I can say is that Ganguly wasn’t there when I was interviewed and you should ask what problem Ganguly has with me instead of asking me.”
When asked whether he thought the interview process was transparent in an interview to the Times of India, the former team director said, “My job was to give an interview, which I had given. What happened inside is not my lookout.”
The former Test captain had allegedly walked out of the room when Shastri was being interviewed.
Kumble was said to have impressed the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which comprised of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly.
Reports also said that the appointment of the legendary leg spinner was pre meditated and that Ganguly and Lodha had a huge role to play in the coach selection.