5 instances when former cricketers got involved in a verbal tussle
Times when cricketers took a dig at each other during their post-retirement years.
The Ravi Shastri –Sourav Ganguly saga which has unfolded over the course of the past few days has left nearly everyone in the cricketing fraternity and beyond in shock. It all began when Shastri went about expressing his disappointment over not being chosen for the Indian head coach role and accusing Ganguly for disrespecting him by walking out during his interview.
The CAB President, who is known not to take things lying down, responded to the 54-year old’s comments by saying that the latter is living in a fool’s world to think that Ganguly is the reason behind him not being made the coach. This incident is another addition to the long list of verbal tussles between former cricketers.
Here are 5 instances when this has happened in the past:
5. Rameez Raja – Mohammad Yousuf
Former Pakistani cricketers Rameez Raja and Mohammad Yousuf were involved in an ugly verbal spat which was witnessed on the country’s national television just last year. Both Raja and Yousuf were part of a debate centred around Mohammad Amir’s highly publicized return to international cricket after a 5-year ban.
A comment made by Yousuf on the issue did not go down too well with the cricketer-turned-commentator and he asked the former not to lie after having grown a beard. An infuriated Mohammad Yousuf proceeded to refer to Rameez as a school teacher and questioned his contribution as a cricketer.
As the anchor tried to stop them from having a go at each other, Rameez Raja requested not to bring in shameless people like Yousuf when he is around.