Angry Ravi Shastri takes dig at Wankhede curator after loss
"Great wicket” followed by an expletive, is what Shastri is alleged to have said according to a report.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi:The Indian team management was miffed with the Wankhede track prepared by the Mumbai Cricket Association ground staff for the deciding fifth and final ODI against South Africa which the hosts lost by 214 runs to clinch the series 3-2 here on Sunday.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times newspaper, team director Ravi Shastri made a sarcastic remark about the track, as he crossed paths with the MCA curator Sudhir Naik.
"Great wicket” followed by an expletive, is what he is alleged to have said according to the report.
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“Don’t teach me about the wicket, I have also played for India,” was Naik's reply.
The curator then took up the issue with MCA officials, including vice president of the association Dilip Vengsarkar.
Taking offense to Shastri's remark, Naik intends to pursue the issue further with the BCCI by filing an official complaint.
"They wanted the track to be a bit loose, but the suggestion was rejected and a 350-run track was asked to be prepared," said the source, pleading anonymity told PTI.
(With Agency inputs)