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| Ganguly’s outburst understandable but too premature: Gavaskar|
| Updated at: 0150 PST, Saturday, October 11, 2008|
New Delhi: The legendary Sunil Gavaskar today said Sourav Ganguly's outburst against the selectors was "understandable" but he should have waited till the end of the series against Australia to maintain the harmony in the dressing room.
"I think the outburst is understandable, I only wish that this outburst was only after the series had been concluded", Gavaskar said.
"By saying all these things, he has not helped himself and I don’t think he has helped harmony in the dressing room. All that he had to say, he could have said after the series was over", Gavaskar told media.
In an interview to a newspaper, Ganguly lashed out at the previous selection committee for the way he had been treated and said he decided to retire to save himself the humiliation of being treated as the "sacrificial goat" all the time.
Ganguly said there was no point in carrying on playing cricket if he was treated in such a manner while some of the other players were spared.