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” 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.”
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.