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Feb 29, 2012 at 08:30pm IST

Boss Shut up, Srikkanth slams reporters

Mumbai: Irritated by repeated questions pertaining to the omission of Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan from India's squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, the chairman of selectors Kris Srikkanth snapped back at reporters during a press conference outside the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Moments after Srikkanth announced a 15-man squad for the Asia Cup, stressing that Zaheer and Sehwag had been rested on medical grounds, Srikkanth refuted the notion the selectors’ decision had been taken based on poor form. "I assure you that no one has been dropped from the side. The BCCI received a report from the team physiotherapist saying that Sehwag and Zaheer need proper rest," he said.

On being further asked by a reporter, Srikkanth lost his cool. "Boss, you shut up!" he snapped. "Asking the same question in different ways will not get you a different answer. It is the honest truth. I am not giving any other reason. The players have been rested on injury grounds. That is a promise. I cannot show you the medical reports because it is an internal matter."

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