Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said batting master Sachin Tendulkar's comment that selectors need to look beyond statistics while picking fresh talents has been blown out of context.
"I was there when he made the comments and also read his interview. It has been completely blown out of context. it was a completely harmless statement made by Sachin. He said it in a completely different context," Ganguly said on the sidelines of a programme here.
Two days back, Tendulkar had courted a controversy when he said selectors needed to give importance to a player's skills and ability to absorb pressure, rather than going by the scorebook.