Players rusty: Ganguly

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Sourav Ganguly admitted that his team was a little bit "rusty" in their opening match against UAE on Friday.

Dambulla:

Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly admitted that his team was a little bit "rusty" in their opening match against United Arab Emirates but he was satisfied with the overall performance. "They bowled well in the first 15 overs. In fact we did not bat as well. But it is understandable as it was the first match after the break and things will get better," Ganguly said after India defeated UAE by 116 runs in their opening encounter of the Asia Cup here. "We got a bit rusty. I hope we play better against Sri Lanka," he said. The skipper, however, was happy with the performance of his bowlers. "(Laxmipathy) Balaji and Irfan Pathan bowled well. Zaheer also ran in hard and bowled very well, which is good for the team," he said. Asked whether he was feeling the pressure of being the favourites in the tournament, Ganguly said he did not believe in the word favourite as it was the performance in the competition and not past record, which decided the winner. (PTI)

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