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Ganguly jumps in favour of Pakistan skipper


LONDON, JUN 17 (DNA) – Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has criticised ex-Pakistan opener Aamir Sohail for criticising skipper Sarfraz Ahmed even though the Green-shirts qualified for the final of the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time ever.

Former captain’s comments came after Pakistan knocked out favourites England in their own backyard on Wednesday, where he claimed that Sarfraz should not be too proud of his achievements, stating that they are down to some sort of pre-planned setting.

Sourav calls Aamir’s comments ‘ridiculous’.“Yea you must be stupid, ridiculous,” said Ganguly. “Somebody who played for the country and captained should be appreciating the way they [Pakistan team] come to the final.”

Ganguly also feels the players need to be lauded for overcoming the odds. “What system these boys are getting back home? Nothing. There is no support and no structure,” he said.

“They don’t have any international cricket back home, and yet they’ve beaten South Africa, Sri Lanka and England to get to the Champions Trophy final. I find it absolutely ridiculous. It shows poor culture and poor taste, and he should not be doing all this.”

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