Former India captain Sourav Ganguly slammed Kerala pacer S Sreesanth by saying that "he is an absolute waste of talent." Ganguly was speaking to Times of India when he also said that it is Sreesanth's 'stupidity' if he is involved in spot fixing.
The former skipper feels why would someone like Sreesanth accept an offer of just Rs 40 lakhs when he can earn more money by playing for India. Sreesanth was arrested for his alleged involvement in IPL spot fixing along with Rajasthan Royals' team-mates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Sreesanth was later granted bail.
"For me, Sreesanth is an absolute waste of talent. When you are gifted with so much talent and you don't use it, it's pointless. What will you do for 40 lakh? It's just one Test series for him.
"If you get 20 wickets in three Test matches, you get double the money. If he does well in one season of IPL, he gets 10 times the money. I don't know whether he has done it or not. I don't have any proof, but whatever I have heard on TV, if he has done it, it's absolute stupidity," Ganguly told.
"I don't think so. There's a problem everywhere. There's one bad fish in every pond, a couple of bad fish in every river. That doesn't make the pond or the river bad," Ganguly was quoted as saying when asked whether the spot-fixing had taken the sheen off Indian cricket.
"You have these issues, but India has produced cricketers like Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly, Dhoni, Sehwag, whom people can't touch. I don't think one can judge cricket based on a few people," he added.
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