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Dada to treat Lanka Test like his first

"If I get a chance, I'll give my best as I did in my first Test," says Ganguly.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2005 18:49 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Deposed cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday said he will treat his comeback to the Indian side as if it was his first Test match.

"If I get a chance against Sri Lanka, I will give my best as I did in my first Test, and try to do well," Ganguly said in his first reaction after being selected for the first Test against Sri Lanka starting in Chennai on December 2.

"One is always happy at representing the country, be it your first Test, the 50th or 100th, as it is a great honour," the Bengal left-hander told a TV channel.

Ganguly said he was expecting to be named in the squad as "I had a good tour of Zimbabwe."

Admitting that his experience would be valuable while making a comeback, Ganguly, however, said one learns something new every day.

"Even someone playing his 100th Test would say that he could still improve," Ganguly said, adding "we have new experiences every day and new results and situations confront us while batting and bowling."

The former captain also said that playing domestic cricket had benefitted him.

"Obviously, the more cricket one plays, the better one gets," Ganguly added.

First Published: Nov 24, 2005 18:31 IST