Sourav Ganguly will be a part of the team for the first two Tests Australia series but there is a rider. He will have to quit from Test cricket after the tour.
According to sources, the following conversation motivated this bold move:
Yashpal: Main samajhta hoon ki woh off stump ke baahar badhiya drive karte hain.
Srikanth: Whatdoyousay, we'll retire him after two tests?
Yashpal: Woh bahut acche all rounder hain.
Srikanth: Whatdoyousay, we'll let the media's sources know?
Yashpal: Main samajtha hoon yeh pull aur hook shot se badhiyar drive hai.
Srikanth: Ok, I will communicate it to whatdoyousay, the media...
Yashpal: Main samajtha hoon.
Hirwani: Now, Mr Ganguly, the tables are turned. Muhahahahahahaha.
For those who don't know why Hirwani was so happy in the selector's meet above, he had publicly criticised Ganguly in the press for not selecting him in the Indian team. Now he is in a position to decide whether the ex-captain should be in the team at all. Ah, poetic (in)justice.