‘Asked Shah Rukh Khan for totally free hand at KKR, did not happen’: Sourav Ganguly spills the beans

‘Asked Shah Rukh Khan for free hand at KKR, didn’t happen’: Sourav Ganguly spills the beans
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Updated: July 10, 2020 2:40:39 pm

Sourav Ganguly was unveiled from KKR in 2011 and Gautam Gambhir was specified the reins. (File Photograph/BCCI)

Sourav Ganguly, referring to a current job interview where Gautam Gambhir had mentioned Shah Rukh Khan had informed him he would be supplied a free of charge hand when he was offered the captaincy in 2011, mentioned this was the correct request he had produced of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-operator when he experienced been captain.

“I was seeing an interview where by Gautam Gambhir stated Shah Rukh Khan had advised him in the fourth yr ‘This is your crew, I will not interfere.’ Which is what I informed him in the initially calendar year. Go away it to me. It didn’t occur,” Ganguly said in an interview with Gautam Bhatacharjee on his YouTube channel.

“The best IPL groups have been those people that have still left the crew to the players. Seem at CSK, MS Dhoni operates it. In Mumbai also, no one goes up to Rohit Sharma and tells him to find selected players,” stated the former India captain and present BCCI President.

Ganguly, who had led KKR to a sixth-placed finish in the 1st edition of the IPL and then in 2010, was not retained by his dwelling franchise soon after the 2010 season.

Talking about his removal from captaincy in the 2009 time, Ganguly said, “Thought method was the situation there. The coach (John Buchanan) thought we desired four captains. So it was just a big difference of belief, he imagined, ‘Let me have 4 captains, then I can run it my way.’”

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Buchanan was removed from his job following the 2009 season, with Ganguly returning as captain for 1 a lot more season, right before he was introduced and KKR commenced a new chapter underneath Gambhir.

“The complications (with Buchanan) started out to the conclude of the initially time. The challenge was not me, the issue was the technique of possessing one captain. We had Brendon Mccullum, we experienced x, we experienced a bowling captain, and i don’t know captain for what else,” Ganguly mentioned about his relation with the former KKR mentor.

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Aakash Chopra, who experienced been component of KKR in the original decades, explained in a current interview that Buchanan needed Ganguly taken off as captain simply because of a change in temperament.

In his autobiography ‘A Century is Not Enough’, Ganguly experienced created: “I utilized to be in frequent touch with him (Shah Rukh) and in season a few extra than as soon as took his belief while selecting on the final eleven – anything I had never ever done while finding an Indian eleven… I believed the final decision to leave me out from captaincy was rather justified. But how could they go away me out from the aspect as a batsman? To me, that was unjustified…I was also questioned many occasions if anyone experienced poisoned Shah Rukh’s ears from me. My answer has been the very same, I don’t consider so. There was a principle performing the rounds that my upper body-thumping in a unique match from the Deccan Chargers at Eden Gardens had angered the KKR management.”

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