As Sourav Ganguly takes over as BCCI president, Twitterati ask him to sack Shastri
Sourav Ganguly has finally begun his second innings as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India from Wednesday. The cricket fraternity and fans are hopeful that former India captain will bring about some much-needed changes inside the Indian cricket board and the Indian dressing room.
As the news of Gangly taking over as BCCI President was out, Twiterati suggested that one of the first decisions the new BCCI chief should take is to get rid of Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach of the Indian cricket team. It is believed that it will actually help the squad become a better side, and deal with the struggling middle order in limited-overs.
Sourav Ganguly set to be new BCCI president.— ROHAN MISHRA (@im_rohanmishra) October 14, 2019
Congrats & well-deserved, Dada! Please fire Shastri once you take charge - heâs totally useless as a head coach!#SouravGanguly#Dadapic.twitter.com/AgSRyEA6Vi
Congratulations @SGanguly99 DADA! #sauravganguly— iam_TheWriter (@Iam_TheWriter) October 23, 2019
Wo bewde ko hatao.. please sack #RaviShastrihttps://t.co/FfEvKpKgmH
@SGanguly99 Congrats Dada! And please get rid of Ravi Shastri with immediate effect. And also please make @ImRo45 LOI captain.#BCCIPresident#Dada#SouravGanguly— Dr. Sameer Guduru (@InfidelApostate) October 23, 2019
10 crore per year for sleeping! @SGanguly99 Dada, please look in to this master ASAP.— Mohammed Rafeeq Thalangara (@MrqThalangara) October 23, 2019
Pls stop honeymoon period of Virat Kohli and Ravi shastri.@BCCIpic.twitter.com/k3bKXV5UeO
Expecting Greg Chappell to replace Ravi Shastri any moment. #SouravGangulyhttps://t.co/h3llDhatHQ— Stereotypewriter (@babumoshoy) October 23, 2019
His First wicket should be Ravi Shastri #WelcomeDADA— MK (@ImKannanMS) October 23, 2019
congrats, first change to ravi shastri https://t.co/zEbKMB5rT7— KLM (@KLM_JEDDAH) October 23, 2019
Congratulations @SGanguly99 Sir...You deserved as Bcci President ððð¤©ð¤©...Now, Ravi Shastri will not have his decisions towards team ðð— Abhi Rama Krishna (@AbhiRamaKrishn7) October 23, 2019
Sourav Ganguly and Shastri have shared tumultuous equation in the past.
In the year 2016, when Anil Kumble was brought in place of Ravi Shastri as the Head Coach, Ravi Shastri blamed Ganguly for the firing. And when Shastri was brought back as Head Coach after the disappointing World Cup 2019 exit, Ganguly said that Shastri was the only option for the post because not many people actually had applied.
Ravi Shastri is yet to react on Ganguly’s appointment as BCCI chief. However, Ganguly shared a small laugh at the Indian head coach's cost when he returned to his hometown a few days back.
“Have you spoken with Ravi Shastri?” asked one of the reporters, to which Ganguly replied saying, “Why? What has he done now?” with a chuckle.
'What has he done now?' Sourav Ganguly's response to question on Ravi Shastri goes viral https://t.co/rDAcp7AUEF via @TOISports— Aarron Varghese (@AarronVarghese) October 18, 2019
Adding to all of this, during the third and final Test between India and South Africa, Ravi Shastri, the Head Coach of the Indian cricket team was found taking a nap in the stands which was made fun of on various social media platforms.
Ravi Shastri has the best job in the entire world.— à¤à¤¾à¤à¤¾ lame à¤®à¥à¤à¤ (@oldschoolmonk) October 21, 2019
Drinks at will, takes naps during office time, gets paid in crores. pic.twitter.com/h1NolGSqyQ