Played almost 500 matches for India, I can talk to any player: Ganguly


Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has been accused of a conflict of interest over talking to Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer. In response to the allegation, the former captain said that he has played around 500 matches for the country, which gives him the right to talk to and guide any player, whether it is Shreyas Iyer or Virat Kohli.

In the current season of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, in an interview, spoke about the contribution of team head coach Ricky Ponting and Ganguly (the team's mentor in 2019) which has helped him grow as a successful player and captain. helped. Ganguly's critics, however, alleged that he is helping the captain of a franchise while being president of the BCCI.

Ganguly dismissed the allegations, saying, 'I helped him (Iyer) last year. I can be the board president, but don't forget that I have played around 500 matches (424 matches) for India, so I can talk to a young player and help him, be it Shreyas Iyer or Virat. Kohli. If they want help, I can. '

Iyer, however, later tweeted and said, "I am thankful to Ricky and Dada for being part of my journey as a cricketer and captain last season as a young captain." I was expressing my gratitude for the role he played in my personal growth as a captain.