"I think the outburst is understandable, I only wish that this outburst was only after the series had been concluded", Gavaskar said.
"By saying all these things, he has not helped himself and I dont think he has helped harmony in the dressing room. All that he had to say, he could have said after the series was over", Gavaskar told CNN-IBN.
In an interview to Bengali daily Aaj Kaal, Ganguly lashed out at the way he was ignored for the Irani Cup game for Rest of India which prompted his decision to retire from international cricket. He went on to add that there were several other players in the side who hadn't contributed much but remained in the Indian team.
Ganguly said there was no point in carrying on playing cricket if he was treated in such a manner while some of the other players were spared.
"Ever since he made his debut in 1991-92, there has been a gun pointed at Ganguly's head. Everybody has always presumed that he has got into the Indian team because of reasons other than cricket and he has to prove them wrong over and over again", Gavaskar said.
"So one is sympathetic with the way he is feeling...with what happened to him in recent times, being omitted from Rest of India squad when everybody else was picked to play", he added.