The head coach of Kolkata told Ganguly that Shoaib Akhtar was unfit. Ganguly replied that ...
24Newspk:Pakistan's famous fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that former India captain Ganguly supported him when he was half a foot.
This happened during the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where Ganguly captain the Kolkata Knight Riders.At the time, franchise head coach John Buchanan had concerns about Akhtar, but Ganguly wanted to feed the Rawalpindi Express.
"When I joined the Kolkata camp and did not play the match, I was banned," Shoaib Akhtar told SportsCada. John Buchanan told Soro Ganguly that he did not think I was fit enough.
Ganguly replied (to Buchanan) that he had always been unfit. Don't worry about it It will be fine even if it is half fit.
Shoaib Akhtar showed remarkable performance in three matches and took five wickets at an average of 10.80 and an economy rate of 7.71.