Had Kolkata Knight Riders played under the leadership of former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly in the Indian Premier League, they might have avoided the tag of tournament-laggards, feels team's young pacer Ashok Dinda.
"Dada (Ganguly) knows us (the Bengal cricketers) inside out. He knows what are our strengths and weaknesses. Our performance would have been better under his captaincy. He would have been successful in getting the best out of our players," Dinda said on his arrival in Kolkata on Friday.
Dinda arrived with his teammates including Ganguly, Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Wriddhiman Saha from South Africa, where they finished their IPL campaign at the bottom of tally.
Ganguly, however, declined to talk to the waiting media.
Under New Zealander Brendon McCullum the Kolkata side had a disastrous campaign as the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan-owned side earned the dubious distinction of losing eight matches on the trot.