Sanjay Bangar barges into national selector's room - Details here
Sanjay Bangar's stint as India's batting coach has come to an end following the conclusion of India's tour of Windies. However, it seems like Bangar has not taken the news on a good note. He was reported to be involved in a heated altercation with one of the national selectors, Devang Gandhi, after barging into his room. Here's more on the incident.
Bangar gave 'the selection committee an earful'
As far as the incident goes, it's being reported that Bangar knocked on Devang's door late in the evening, when the interviews were being conducted. He slammed the selectors for making the wrong call and claimed that the team would rally around him. "It wasn't the team's job to decide on support staff. It was the selectors' call," a source told Times of India.
'The board is clearly not happy with his behavior'
"But, that is not a decision for the selection committee to make. Right now, the board is clearly not happy with his behavior. Too many instances have been brought to the notice of COA chief Vinod Rai," added the source to TOI.
Bangar not considered due to trust issues with the team
It was also reported that the team was having a hard time trusting Bangar. Also, things went haywire and there was a complete mismatch of ideas after he chose not to push MS Dhoni up the order, despite the team voting for it. "If answers have to be sought, it is the COA's job. The COA will be looking into this," the sources opined.
Bangar frustrated, but no reason to barge into selector's room
Bangar is definitely frustrated at losing his job as the team's batting coach, as the author sympathizes with him. However, we condemn his act to barge into the selector's room and give the committee an earful. The decision was made in the best interest of the team, which Bangar should respect. Nonetheless, following this incident, he might have jeopardized his future chances with BCCI.
Bangar to be replaced by Vikram Rathour as batting coach
Meanwhile, it was announced a couple of weeks back that Bangar would be replaced by Vikram Rathour as the new Team India batting coach. As Bangar's duties have officially ended now, Rathour would be taking up the role ahead of India's upcoming home series against South Africa, starting September 15.