Attacking Ganguly for absenting himself when his turn for interviewing came last week, Shastri said counselled him he should attend such a meeting when next time someone is being interviewed for such a post.
“Not miffed at all. I am just disappointed. Nothing surprises me in cricket. It’s nothing to do with Sourav, but I am disappointed because that person was disrespectful of the candidate who was going to be interviewed and disrespectful of the job he was entrusted to do,” he said.
While complimenting the choice of Anil Kumble as the coach, Shastri said he was disappointed personally because he wanted to carry forward all the good work he had done. Asked what would be his advise to Ganguly, he said “next time be in the meeting when someone is being interviewed for such a top post”.
He parried a question whether there was not an issue of conflict of interest against Ganguly,
who is the Cricket Association of Bengal President and member of the cricket Advisory Committee.