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Sourav Ganguly issues clarification after 'foolish' comment on Virender Sehwag

Ganguly denies his absurd comment about Virender Sehwag and termed the latter 'very dear to him' on his official Twitter handle.
Sourav Ganguly on Virender Sehwag Source: GETTY IMAGES
Written by: Aditya Chauhan New Delhi 17 Sep 2017, 02:14 PM IST

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has issued a clarification on his latest comments about Virender Sehwag and has denied calling him foolish. Dada said he was misquoted and his comments over his former teammate were wrongly interpreted by the media.

On Saturday, reports of Ganguly tagging Sehwag as "foolish" surfaced in various media circles. It was quoted that the 45-year old feels Viru spoke foolishly in an interview to IndiaTV when he claimed that "lack of setting" cost him the national team chief coach's job.

"I've got nothing to say. Sehwag spoke foolishly (bokar moton boleche)," said Ganguly, who is also one of three members of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) appointed by BCCI. The CAC picked Ravi Shastri ahead of Sehwag and others as head coach of Team India after Anil Kumble's unceremonious exit after Champions Trophy.

Famous for his witty one-liners, Sehwag once again used the help of social media platform Twitter on Saturday to share a message with his followers. "Har kisi ko safai mat do , aap insaan ho , washing powder nahin (No need to issue clarifications to everyone. You're a human being, not a washing powder)," Viru wrote on his official Twitter handle. 

Whereas, Sourav Ganguly who is also known to share a close bond with Sehwag, posted a tweet on his official Twitter account denied his statement and tagging it as completely false.

However, the Cricket Association of Bengal President sounded confident of a full house at the Eden Gardens during the second India-Australia ODI on September 21 despite concerns that the onset of Durga Puja season could be a dampener. 

"All complimentary tickets of 25,000 is gone. We have also sold about 15,000 tickets out of the available 30,000. We still have five days left," Ganguly said.  The Durga Puja season is beginning with Mahalaya on September 19.

 
   
 

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