This Indian team can’t win abroad: Ganguly

Ganguly says the team 'deserved' all the criticism it is facing from the public and media.

Written by Agencies | Perth | Published:January 16, 2012 12:04 pm

Sourav Ganguly has “accepted” the fact that the current Indian team cannot win Test matches on foreign soil and urged the national selectors to take tough and honest decisions,keeping in mind the best for Indian cricket.

India lost the Perth Test by an innings and 37 runs to hand the four-match series 0-3 to Australia.

“I cannot remember any Indian team going through such a dreadful run overseas for such a long time…. But to see India surrender again so meekly in the second innings was not a disappointment. It was expected,and now it’s accepted that this team can’t win away from home,” the former India skippper wrote in his column for ‘The Age’.

“Having played so much cricket with a lot of these players,it has really pained me to watch their misery. But to me that’s the reality and that’s were Indian cricket is at the moment.”

Ganguly also said that the team “deserved” all the criticism it is facing from the public and media.

The former Test batsman called on the selectors to take decisions,which would help lift Indian cricket,rather than finding scapegoats.

“In the past,selectors have made decisions to push aside soft targets – players whose omissions may not create much furore in India. By doing this,they not only save their backs but keep people happy. But the time has come to make the right decisions,” Ganguly said.

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