Niranjan Shah kills captaincy controversy

My friend Niranjan Shah puts an end to the raging Dhoni vs.Kumble captaincy controversy.
The Board of Control for Cricket (read Niranjan Shah) in India on Thursday took strong exception to coach Gary Kirsten's comments that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ready for Test captaincy and asked the South African to strictly concentrate on his job. BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah has categorically told Kirsten to avoid airing his views in the media and focus on coaching.
When it comes to tact he is God - others mere mortals.


Blogger Ravindran said...

"The coach who was approached" has made his choice clear . If the team fails he can always say theam was not to his liking. He has already built up a strong case for future.U can bet Dhoni will take over

04/09/2008, 19:58  
Blogger Ottayan said...


You mean he has devised his escape plan.

04/09/2008, 20:03  
Blogger Sumit said...

damned if he speaks out and damned if he doesn't. i'm not an admirer of kirsten, but in this instance he should be commended.

04/09/2008, 20:06  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

ott - shah's comments must have made yr day! what took him so long tho?
and here i thought kirsten was mouthing the board's lines

04/09/2008, 20:20  
Blogger Ottayan said...


I agree with you. He just replied to a question and a big issue was made out of it.

04/09/2008, 20:21  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Shah had a tooth-ache. Hence the delay in putting foot in the mouth. :)

I thought Kirsten's statement was a trial balloon too.

04/09/2008, 20:22  
Blogger Ravindran said...

Yes thank u I was searching for the right word--escape plan is the one I had in mind.

04/09/2008, 22:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once, I'm with our friend, Niranjan shah!

04/09/2008, 22:45  
Blogger Ottayan said...


Glad to see he has other fans. :)

05/09/2008, 04:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ott, only this instance. :)

05/09/2008, 22:43  

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