Re: Disgraceful Dungarpur
- From: rg <rg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 00:53:20 -0700
On Sat, 2006-01-07 at 02:21 -0500, Madhusudan Singh wrote:
> R. Bharat Rao wrote:
> > http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2006/jan/06raj.htm
> > It was bad enough that before he was named manager (but it was widely
> > rumoured
> > that he would be) that Dungarpur slammed Ganguly ("only God can help
> > Indian
> > cricket."). But for him to publically excoriate Ganguly like this in his
> > official
> > capacity as manager is beyond belief -- I know it is too much to expect
> > any modicum
> > of professionalism from people like this, but to call him lazy, "the worst
> > fielder" etc.
> > is horrendous.
> Why ? If it is factual, why is it horrendous ?
There are times for facts, IMO this wasn't one of them. This was a time
to play with the team that you have and make the post portems after the
series is over. I think that is RBR's point. I don't like Ganguly as
much as the next guy, but there's no point in dragging him through the
dirt during a series. Especially, one as important as this. Why have
unnecessary distractions to what promises to be one of the best cricket
series of our lifetime.
> > Is the manager actually a selector for the squad? Or is he there
> > primarily as a PR
> > man (in which he's doing a bang-up job).
> For all we know, his statements might be a ploy to lull Pakistan into
> overconfidence (since that is the only way India can hope to get even close
> to winning on this tour). A reverse mental disintegration tactic of sorts.
Daya, you're really reaching with this one man. RSD is quite an
irresponsible prat, and he lets his mouth run off with him too often.
> > In any professional organization, I'd expect Dungarpur to be fired, but
> > thats not going
> > to happen. Its one thing for RSD to hate Ganguly or think he was a bad
> > choice for the
> > squad (which Dungarpur clearly does) -- its another thing, once he is the
> > squad, to
> > for RSD to undermine him this way. There is some chance that Ganguly
> No. If it is a bad, politically forced choice (as Ganguly's choice was made
> to please the West Bengal commies who when not selling India's national
> interests down the river, have nothing better to do than to talk about
> cricket teams), it is always right for him to comment this way, if he
> wishes to.
> > would HAVE to play a Test -- for instance, if flu knocks out 3 batsmen --
> > in which case,
> > what earthly use do these comments serve.
> They have no use / lack of use.
> > Absolutely pathetic, but thats what comes of having these manager jobs
> > handed out
> > to cronies who lack all understanding of a manager's role, and lack any
> Funny you should quibble about the qualifications of a mere manager while
> giving a pass to the qualifications of Ganguly as a batsman.
I don't think he is. His previous posts suggest that he's not a blind
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