On his birthday, Ganguly disclosed further details on his publicized spat with former India head coach Greg Chappell.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is in London for India’s tour of England. Meanwhile, the prince of Kolkata celebrated his 50th birthday with his family and friends.

On his birthday, Ganguly disclosed further details on his publicised spat with former India head coach Greg Chappell.

One of the darkest chapters of Indian cricket involved Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly. Their colliding egos and misunderstandings led to Ganguly losing his captaincy and the 2007 World Cup debacle.

Although, from time to time, both parties have disclosed their versions of the controversy. Ganguly, on his birthday, sat with the telegraph to reveal further details.

Notably, Ganguly was the one who suggested and voted for Chappell as the new head coach. Despite it being one of the worst decisions of his life, he clarified that he wouldn’t call it a mistake.

He said, “This was an afterthought. When you appoint someone, you appoint someone. Then if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. That’s the way life is. So, I don’t consider it a mistake.”

He further opened on the phase when he went on a break for the first time in his 17-year career.

He added, “I don’t think playing domestic cricket was tough, but the entire situation was tough because it was something beyond my batting and bowling capabilities. So I couldn’t control that. I played for India for 13 years without a break before that. I hadn’t missed anything, not a series or tour. I hadn’t taken any rest like a lot of the players do now. So I consider those 4-6 months as a break from my career after those 13 years in an overall career of 17 years at the international level.”

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