Afridi is out of his mind: Sourav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly

Saurav Ganguly

Former Indian Cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly giggled at Shahid Afridi’s remarks that Sachin Tendulkar seemed uncomfortable against Shoaib Akhtar’s pace delivery, a claim that has been made by the Pakistani in his biography ‘Controversially Yours’.

“Afridi is out of his mind,” Ganguly quipped, reacting to the former Pakistani skipper’s claim that he has seen Tendulkar “shudder” while facing Shoaib’s delivery. Ganguly is not surprised at off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s omission from the upcoming first two ODIs against England. He is positive about the off-spinner’s return forIndia’s year-end tour ofAustraliafor a four-Test series.

“He might have been dropped for loss of form. But I am confident that India cannot do without him in the Australian series.” The star off-spinner had failed to show any performance first Test against England and a stomach injury in the second Test ruled him out of the rest of the series.

Ganguly has also ruled out the possibility of him being the captain of Pune Warriors in next year’s Indian Premier League T20 tournament.

“My role will be that of a mentor-cum-player,” Ganguly said about Pune Warriors who will not get the services of former coach Geoff Marsh. The former Aussie batsman has been appointed as a Sri Lankan head coach.

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