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  • India is capable of bouncing back: Ganguly

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels India’s early elimination from the ICC World Twenty20 tournament is not a cause for worry.

    He also did not agree with coach Gary Kirsten’s fatigue theory and the non-availability of three key players, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag.

    Ganguly said the Indians had been playing well for the last one and a half months and one failure in the Twenty20 meet should not worry the team in the ensuing ODI series against the West Indies beginning on Friday.

    “Non-availability of three key players will have to be dealt with. I am hopeful that the team will recover quickly from the setback. The team is an experienced one as far as ODI is concerned,” he said during a function here on Thursday.

    “It is going to be a tough series in the West Indies and I am confident that the team will do well.

    Ganguly refused to single out that Chris Gayle was the only West Indian to be feared. “Gayle is not the only one to be contained. There are Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dwayne Bravo, both capable of playing well. The series will be a tightly contested one,” he predicted.

    The southpaw did not agree that players at that level hide injury. “I don’t think it is true. At this level, every player is honest while representing his country,” India’s most successful captain said.

    He also did not agree with coach Kirsten’s view that fatigue was a factor. “I don’t think fatigue is a concern for the cricketers who are professionals,” he said.

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