In what could lead to a new development in the ongoing saga at the Kolkata Knight Riders camp, deposed captain, Sourav Ganguly reached Mumbai on Saturday. Ganguly is in the city to shoot for an ad film with the Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.
It is believed that Ganguly will meet SRK and get some clarity on the issue of four captains raised by the Knight Riders Cricket Manager John Buchanan.
Contrasting versions have emerged from the KKR camp after Sourav Ganguly first revealed to TIMES NOW that he was not consulted before appointing rotating captains. “I read in the press. I talked with John yesterday. John thinks it should be the way T20 should be played. I read in the press first”, Sourav said.
“John is trying to work this out in the form of warm-up games and practice games. Let’s not go too far into this. I was told that he tried this once with the Australian team but it didn’t go forward. We will all do what is best for the team”, Ganguly added.
“He is the coach of the team, he has his plans, which he feels is good for his team. It is completely new. I have never been a part of a team were there are 3-4 captains,” Ganguly said in an exclusive interview to TIMES NOW.
A day later John Buchanan added a new twist to the tale saying that Ganguly was indeed consulted before he revealed his plans to the press. “I had discussed about the plans with Sourav after the first IPL season got over. Shah Rukh Khan has given me a freehand in cricketing matters”, Buchanan said.
Though Ganguly had earlier said that Shah Rukh will have a final say in the matter, he has however denied that he will raise the issue when he meets SRK later on Saturday.