Buchanan still angry over KKR sacking

Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 13:16 [IST]
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Buchanan still angry over KKR sacking

Melbourne: Sacked KKR coach John Buchanan is still angry over the way he was dumped after the second season of IPL.

“Of course there was disappointment, because, we were trying to build something over five years but Shah Rukh Khan, the owner, had a change of direction and I was told I was no longer needed. That was a a shock and a disappointment"

Buchanan was a big flop for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the first two seasons in the IPL and he was sacked after the team finished last in the second season of the tournament.

The axe finally falls on Buchanan ! .

According to Buchanan, Ganguly was never a good captain and it was because of his fault that team lose a number of close matches in the first season of IPL.

" Ganguly was the icon player and the captain of the outfit and I told him I didn't believe he was up to the pace of the game. We got to the last over in nine games and lost them, getting to the last ball five times and losing," he was quoted as saying by the 'Courier Mail.

The former Aussies coach, who is resting, after a minor eye surgery, also invited controversy when he accepted the job of a consultant to England's cricket team just ahead of Ashes.

"I'd never coach another state or international side. There are certain loyalties involved but to help another coach? I'm quite happy to do that," Buchanan clarified.


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