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Borde ridicules talk of 'generation gap'

Team India's manager resents suggestions that his job could be jeopardised due to generation gap with the boys.

cricket Updated: Jun 15, 2007 16:39 IST

The newly appointed manager of Indian cricket team on Wednesday resented the suggestions that his job could be jeopardised due to generation gap with the players.

"I do not know who is behind this whispering campaign. But it seems that some vested interests are at work," a normally soft spoken 72-year-old veteran cricketer, told PTI in Pune.

"Col CK Naidu and Col Hemu Adhikari were the shining examples of the fact that age is no bar on fitness. I am still actively associated with the game and involved in MCA coaching for under-19. This talk of generation gap between manager and players is totally irrelevant," Borde, a former Test captain and chairman of selection committee said.

Asked as to what factors would dictate the teams strategy in the upcoming England tour, the former all rounder said, "much will depend on how soon we get acclimatised with the English conditions as well as the nature of wickets we get."

Borde, who has toured England twice as member of India's Test squad, said, the game plan and strategy will be worked out in consultation with the two coaches Venkatesh Prasad and Robin Singh and senior players.