Ganguly takes strong exception over critics against Seniors

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Bangalore, Oct 7 (UNI) Former Indian cricket Team captain Sourav Ganguly today took strong exception over criticism against performance of senior players in the team.

Talking to newsmen here, he said that "we had been performing ever since had been in the field. We dont look at current form, whenever time comes they (seniors) go all out and put up their best in the field." When asked whether the Seniors have received any notice from the Board (Board of Control for Cricket in India) about warning the senior players about the need consistency in performing to be in the Team, he said that "we have not got anything from the Board and it may be only rumours." Stating that performance that counts, he said that for during transition period always there will be pressure and it is performance that counts and nothing else. Every Test is crucial.

there will be pressure in all series. "We had breakes like Azar, Vengsarkar.

About his form, he said that he might not have performed well in the recently concluded Rest of India v/s New Zealand match but "once I have started for the test, I will go all out to give my best. I have been practicing in Kolkata and I am in good form.

Replying to a question about poor performance of touring Australian team against Board XI at Hyderabad in the practice match, Ganguly said that "we should never judge a touring team on practice matches. They lack quality spinners, but you cannot take Australian team lightly." "Of course we have good spinners including Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and V V S Lakshman and Sachin have played well. but Australian Skipper Ricky (Ponting) is a great player and his team has good players who deliver and compensate to overcome the shortcomings in the team." To another question, he said that "nobody can start as favourties, they are hard to beat. There will be pressure on both the sides when you start playing. both the team have plans it is execution that counts now.

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