Former Indian captain and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday (September 29) slammed critics for levelling allegations of Conflict of Interest against him.
Delhi Capitals (DC) played their first game of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) on September 20 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The game reached to a thrilling Super Over battle. Shreyas Iyer side won the Super Over, the game didn’t get much attention but Iyer’s comments on Sourav Ganguly at the toss does.
KL Rahul asked Delhi to bat first after winning the toss. DC captain came up to say his bit and credited head coach and Ricky Ponting and DC’s 2019 season mentor Sourav Ganguly for helping him in his captain journey.
“I am to Ricky and Dada for being a part of my journey”: Shreyas Iyer
The statement created a lot of criticism and people questioned Ganguly’s role in Delhi Capitals. Meanwhile, Ganguly has hit back to the critics and said that he is a veteran cricketer can speak to any young player he wants.
“I helped him (Iyer) last year. I may be the Board president, but don’t forget that I’ve played 500 matches (424 matches) for India, so I can speak to a young player and help him, be it, Shreyas Iyer or Virat Kohli. If they want help, I can,” Ganguly said during a promotional event.
Shreyas Iyer had credited Dada and Ponting for guiding him through his major DC role as captain.
“As a young captain, I am thankful to Ricky and Dada for being a part of my journey as a cricketer and captain last season. My comment …… was to emphasise my gratitude towards the role they both have played in my personal growth as a captain,” Iyer had said.
Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next clash on Tuesday (September 29) at Sharjah.