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Anushka Sharma has done nothing wrong: Sourav Ganguly

Pomil Proch
8.70K   //    27 Mar 2015, 21:28 IST
Anushka Sharma was at the receiving end of criticism for Virat Kohli’s failure with the bat

A rare failure from Virat Kohli in the semi-finals unfortunately led to people castigating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, the star batsman’s girlfriend who was present in the stands during the match, citing her to be some sort of a distraction. Thankfully, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has come to the rescue and spoken out against such senseless behaviour. 

Speaking in favour of the actress, Ganguly said: “What wrong Anushka has done? She had only gone to see a cricket match like the families of other players. It is unfair to blame her for Kohli’s performance. It is the immaturity of people (criticising Anushka),” he said. “When two people are in love, there is nothing wrong in that.”

Ganguly, who is known for his honest and straight opinions, also spoke about the weak links in the Indian team.

“We have some holes in the Indian team and we need to work on them. You can cover up things but all these are issues for the Indian team to be a better side so that they can do better in the next World Cup. We have to fix these weaknesses” added the 42-year-old.

Ganguly also critiqued Ravindra Jadeja stating that he has not lived up to the expectation. He believes that Mohit still has a lot to learn and brilliant though as he was down under, he still is not in the same league as his colleagues.

“To be frank, Mohit Sharma does not look the class of Umesh Yadav or Mohammed Shami though many think he is a great potential. And Ravindra Jadeja has to either get the wickets and scored runs at number seven and he has not done either.”

Ganguly stressed on the need of genuine all-rounders who can change the course of the match with bat and ball.

“That is the difference of India as compared to other countries. You see Australia has the likes of Glenn Maxwell or Mitchell Johnson who can take wickets and scored runs at the tail of the batting order. We don’t have them.”

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