Dada says it like it isIt hasn't reappeared in any of the main newspaper stories, both online and print, but during an interview with the Sportsline/Sportscenter India (ESPN-Star) reporter at the end of the Sydney Test, Saurav Ganguly lashed out at some of the "previous Indian captains" who had rubbished the current Indian team in many articles before the tour began. He said it was "shameful" and "that's the reason our country doesn't progress". He pointed out to the fact that these people had never done gone abroad and won anything significant themselves. In short, he unleashed a mini-sized fury on these "pundits".
I'd agree with the Indian captain. Many of these former captains have been unnecessarily over-critical, sometimes bordering on jealousy and hidden resentments. They question the sincerity and faith of these players, I don't think most of them merit such accusations. Come to think of it, many members of the public do it, but it would hurt more if ex-players (who are supposed to be knowledgeable) do it. Also, if one is going to make predictions and be proved wrong, he ought to have the courtesy of accepting he called it incorrectly. That doesn't happen to often with these guys.
Not to say that all of Ganguly's tactics were correct (and I agree broadly with this article) but there is no question (and I have been a doubter) that he has got it right more often than not. Criticise fairly is all he will ask, I'm sure.
This is a broader problem. When you select someone as captain and invest your confidence in him, you must not be unfair to him. Comments must be responsible and fair. I think Ganguly was entitled to his outburst.