Ganguly Wants These Two Men To Be Held Accountable For India’s Overseas Debacle

The Test series in England is turning out be disappointing for the Indian team. This has been the case since ages. This time, however, batsmen have turned out be India’s weakness with pace bowlers giving a run for money to the Englishmen.

Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly wants Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri and batting coach, Sanjay Bangar to be held accountable for India’s poor performances. Ganguly was quoted by Aaj Tak saying, “Regarding Ravi Shastri, he has to be held accountable for the results along with Sanjay Bangar regarding why only one batsman is performing whereas others seem to have taken backward steps. Unless these questions are answered an overseas series win in the three countries looks impossible for India.”

Ganguly is also critical of India’s poor batting performances. He said, "I believe that the batting ability of the current players has gone down. There are a lot of reasons for this. Firstly, the players are short of confidence, whether you look at (Cheteshwar) Pujara or (Ajinkya) Rahane, you'll find that four years ago, the latter was matching Kohli shot-by-shot in Adelaide which is not the case at the moment. The same goes for Pujara too."

Ganguly’s assessment is spot on. Ravi Shastri needs to realize that making big claims count for nothing if you can’t quite back it up with action. As they say, action speaks louder than words. As far as Sanjay Bangar is concerned, he has been constant in Indian dressing room for a while now, but it hardly seems to have any impact whatsoever when it comes to batting, which has been poor to say the least.


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