Bedi slams Ganguly to make way for youngsters

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Published: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 18:25 [IST]
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Ganguly blocking youngsters slot: Bedi

Mumbai, May 10: Former India skipper, Bishan Singh Bedi slammed Bengal and Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly after a poor show in IPL 5. The costliest franchisee have crashed out after six defeats in a row.

After being left out of the home side Kolkata Knight Riders, Ganguly was ignored during the IPL auction in 2010. He was back in action when Pune signed the Bengal Tiger as a replacement for injured Ashish Nehra during the end of the season.

Having played 13 matches, Ganguly only scored 261 runs at an average of 20 with a slow strike rate just above 100. The former India captain failed to adjust to competitive T20 demands.

Bedi said Ganguly is blocking youngsters opportunity to play in the IPL and Ranji team Bengal, "What is there for him to prove now? He should have stopped playing the IPL a long ago, Bedi told Mid Day on Wednesday.

"He is leading the Bengal side even today as well as in the IPL franchisee he is playing for depriving a youngster," Bedi said.

"And for Ganguly, it's too much on his plate, Apart from playing in the IPL, Ganguly heads the the technical committee of the BCCI and leads Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, he is also a commentator.

"How can he wear so many caps?" Bedi asked. But Bedi feels, Ganguly should choose one role. "If he wants to play there's no harm in it and none can stop him, but then, you should quit the other roles," Bedi said.


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