|Player:||SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar, RS Dravid|
DateLine: 11th July 2009
Former India skipper lambasted the former Aussie coach John Buchanan and said he should have refrained from badmouthing the Indians.
A miffed Sourav Ganguly said that the statements and the stinging criticism are unwarranted for.
"It's not only Gavaskar, there have been quite a few names...I think, we Indians are used to it now. It's unfortunate and we just got to deal with it," the former captain told reporters during a promotional event.
In his recently-released book titled 'The Future of Cricket: The Rise of Twenty20', Buchanan has taken swipes at some of the big names of Indian cricket including Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh.
"I have not read the book. I just have seen some bits on the internet and I feel all these things are not required. He should not have written such things," Ganguly said.
The left-handed batsman said that Buchanan is respected for his World Cup success and the Australian should have refrained from such exercise.
"He has done well for Australia as a coach and people hold him in high esteem. He should not have done this. I don't thing this should have happened," Ganguly said.
When asked for a view on the ongoing Ashes, the Southpaw said that Australia are missing a spinner more than a pacer but still they can win.
"Definitely, Australia can still win without Brett Lee. I think they are missing a spinner more than a pacer," he said.