Wankhede curator Sudhir Naik has written a strongly-worded minute to BCCI job for action against Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun for violent poise during a fifth and final one-dayer opposite South Africa.
The debate started when South Africa posted a mammoth 438 for 4 in a series-decider and Shastri is said to have upheld a spiteful acknowledgement to Naik about a inlet of the pitch. Naik purported that a executive also abused him, but Shastri has denied a claim.
According to Naik, a Indian group government had wanted a arrange turner and wanted a specific partial of a representation to be watered. But a instructions were conveyed to a curators only a integrate of days before a match.
“Whenever general compare is there, we get a message from BCCI (Team Management) during slightest 10-12 days in advance about their requirements. This time we did not get any message. So we prepared a good batting track. Two days before the match, we got a summary that they wish a branch wicket.
“Wicket was already prepared tough with good binding. Whatever probable to do now was done, like no watering, cutting of weed during 0 turn and really small rolling,” Naik was quoted as observant in a letter.
“Team government wanted us to H2O usually good length area one day before a match. We as curators felt it is not advisable as dual opposite shades will be seen. Also BCCI curator Mr. Dhiraj Parsana suggested us not to put water.”
Naik, a right-handed opening batsman who represented India in 3 Tests and 2 ODIs in 1974, also purported that Arun had misbehaved with his partner Ramesh Mhamunkar. The 70-year-old asserted that such incidents can turn a spoiler between a BCCI and a state associations.
“After a initial innings Mr Ravi Shastri pronounced to me ‘Well done Sudhir, really good wicket’ to that we pronounced thanks. Then he abused me and went in a sauce room. We also have a complaint opposite Mr Bharat Arun Kumar also. He was after my assistant Mr. Ramesh Mhamunkar and coaxing him to put H2O on the pitch. On a day he started banishment him observant ‘you don’t listen to me, we have been job we given yesterday night. Why aren’t we receiving my call?’,” Naik wrote.
“I would like to ask management, who is Mr Bharat Arun Kumar and what right does he have to glow my assistant? His job is to manager bowlers, immediately after Mr Ravi Shastri abused me, we went and sensitive a occurrence to Mr Dilip Vengsakar (Mumbai Cricket Association vice-president) and Prof RS Shetty (game growth manager, BCCI). Such trends will spoil a peace between Associations and BCCI. we ask you both to rebuke both Mr Ravi Shastri and Mr Bharat Arun,” he concluded.