No rift in Indian dressing room: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata: Dismissing reports of a rift in the Indian dressing room after their first-ever ODI series loss to Bangladesh, former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly yesterday said such talk is normal when a team loses.

Sourav Ganguly. Pic/AFP
Sourav Ganguly. Pic/AFP 

"Whenever India lose, this question crops up. I am sure everything is fine in the Indian dressing room," Ganguly told reporters here yesterday.

However he termed the 1-2 series loss to Bangladesh disappointing. "Bangladesh played better cricket and we should give credit to them," he said.

India vice-captain's comments on "doubtful decision making" had raised speculation of a troubled dressing room, even as Chennai Super King duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina vouched for limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Ganguly also welcomed Dhoni's batting elevation to No. 4 as he scored 47 in the second ODI and 69 in winning the third match on Wednesday.

"Dhoni batting at No. 4 is good news for the Indian team. This allows him to bat for a longer period. Let¿s see how long can he bat at No. 4."

Ganguly also rubbished a media report, which claimed that SC appointed Justice Lodha Committee found BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya speech "incoherent and incomprehensible" and questioned on who's running the show at the richest cricket body. "Everything is fine with our president," Ganguly added.

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