Kolkata: The Board's ground and pitches committee member of the East Zone, Ashish Bhowmick on Thursday sought to play down the controversy regarding his appointment and called Eden curator Prabir Mukherjee his 'guru' (mentor). (In pic: Prabir Mukherjee with MS Dhoni during IPL)
Denying reports that he had replaced Mukherjee as the curator for the third Test against England following the veteran's differences with India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Bhowmick said, "It's all media-concocted stories.
"I know him (Prabir Mukherjee) for many years and have learnt a lot from him. He is my guru. He is a living legend. I'll work with him and hope to get some more knowledge from him. It's just a routine affair. There's absolutely no problem between us, nor there has been any instruction from the Board," Bhowmick told reporters after his visit to Eden Garden this morning.