Big surprise that no one picked Ganguly: Wasim Akram

The snub to Sourav Ganguly in the IPL players’ auction 2011 shocked his former team KKR bowling coach Wasim Akram, who said he expected any of the other franchises to pick the former India skipper for his "experience and leadership qualities".

In a major discomfiture for Ganguly, he was not picked by his home team Kolkata Knight Riders or any of the other franchises after two rounds of bidding last week.

"Sourav is a dear friend of mine. I thought he would be picked up by some franchise for his experience and leadership qualities. But it was a big surprise when he was totally ignored," Akram told 'Mobile ESPN' from Karachi, hinting that KKR never had plans to hire the Prince of Kolkata.

If the ignore to Ganguly shocked Akram, the former Pakistan captain was more shocked when there were no takers for dashing West Indian batsman Chris Gayle.

"I just can't believe it. Gayle is a game-changer but probably never fit the scheme of things for many teams. Maybe, teams think that Gayle does not help youngsters in the side," said Akram.

1 comment:

  1. yeah its a surprise that dada didn't get any team in IPL 4