New Delhi: Despite being one of the frontrunners for the position of the Indian cricket coach, Ravi Shastri lost out to Anil Kumble, who is said to have impressed the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) with his detailed presentation in Kolkata.
After the interview was done, Shastri revealed that former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly was not present during his interview.
"If he was present, he would have asked some questions. I wish he was there," Shastri told Mumbai Mirror.
When asked what could be the reason behind Ganguly's absence, Shastri told The Times of India, "All I can that is that Ganguly wasn't there when I was interviewed and you should ask what problem Ganguly has with me instead of asking me."
Shastri also refused to share his opinion on whether Kumble's appointment was pre-meditated.
"Again, I am no one to answer that. My job was to prepare a team. I was able to do it with the best of ability. Right now, India are among the top two teams in world cricket in all formats," he told TOI.
Shastri's tenure as the director of the Indian cricket team came to an end after ICC World Twenty20.
He spent 18 months with the team, during which India became the No.1 team in Tests and did well in both ODIs as well as T20Is.