Buchanan says his comments on Indian stars taken out of context

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New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Former Australia cricket coach, John Buchanan has accused the Indian media of taking his comments on former and current Indian cricketers out of context.

He also said that he bore no malice towards anyone.

In his just released book 'The Future of Cricket: The Rise of Twenty20', Buchanan has taken a swipe at Sunil Gavaskar, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Mark Ramprakash, Shoaib Akhtar, Kevin Pietersen and Vijay Mallya.

"People would have to read the entire book to understand its meaning," he said.

While talking of the IPL franchisee meet in Goa before the second season of the T-20 league, Buchanan refers to an incident where his suggestion of allowing more international players to play in the IPL was referred to the IPL technical committee, which is headed by Gavaskar.

To this, Buchanan writes, "What this means is that any ideas that affect the way T20 might be played are referred to a committee chaired by a person who is blinkered by bias and tradition."(ANI)

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