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Hopefully World Cup experience will help India: Ganguly

Tue, Apr 21, 2015, 10:11 PM
New Delhi, April 21 : Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the experience garnered from the recently concluded World Cup in Australia should help the Indians become a better side.

Ganguly was the skipper when India reached the finals in 2003, but lost to Australia at Johannesburg.

"I think they were good (the Indian team in the World Cup). They got better as the tour went on and learned a lot in Australia. Hopefully they will learn from it and become a better side," Ganguly told IANS on the sidelines of an event for Coca-Cola India, NDTV and UN-Habitat's Support My School programme, which he has lent support to.

Asked about the present Indian side, Ganguly said it was a young team.

"There are some good players and we will be a good side if we are properly managed and looked after well."

Asked to compare the three Australian World Cup winning sides of 2003, 2007 and 2015, he replied: "We can't really compare sides. You don't compare eras."

"Australia is a great cricketing nation. They won the World Cup in 2007 and they had a blip in 2011 when they were not one of the best sides.

"But the best thing for them is that they recovered in a four year time to win another World Cup. That's what good cricketing sides are. You just don't leave it with one win or a couple of wins," said the 42-year-old.
Agency: IANS
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