Former India head coach Ravi Shastri lashed out at the journalist for threatening Wridhiman Saha for an interview and called for an intervention from Sourav Ganguly.

Former Pakistan player Rashid Latif has opined on the BCCI vs Kohli saga, saying its seeds were sown in 2017 when a rift with Virat forced Anil Kumble to step down from the head coach position, and Ravi Shastri replaced him.

“All this started when Kumble was forced out of the BCCI. Shastri became the coach. This was a strong group. Kumble had over 600 wickets, and Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid were his teammates. The trio is strong,” said Latif.

Shastri’s tenure ended after the ICC T20 World Cup, but Latif believes Ganguly was behind Ravi’s exit from the team.

“Ganguly was behind Shastri’s exit. The BCCI president wouldn’t have allowed him had he applied again. There were personal attacks, and they impacted the team. What happened with Pakistan in the early 1990s is today with India,” he added.

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