What Ganguly Said

by Devanshu Mehta

A lot of people were #outraged by what Ganguly said. Apparently there are many things he said– about Dravid, about VVS, about Gavaskar, about Dhoni and about himself. I’m not going to list them here, you can Google them yourself.

Many people question why Ganguly had to say what he said. To those people, I’d like to say that Ganguly is now a paid cricket pundit. He makes his money by opining on cricket. This means his professional obligation is to the following:

  1. To comment on current events in cricket.
  2. When asked a specific question, he is obligated to answer.
  3. If he evades an answer, he becomes less employable as a pundit.
  4. Even worse, if he gives uninteresting answers over time, he becomes immensely less employable over time.

This is his career path. These are his responsibilities.