Ganguly keen to make up on return
After a "frustrating" injury lay-off, Ganguly on Sunday said he wants to make his comeback to the team count by leading the side from the front.Updated: Nov 09, 2003 16:18 IST
After a "frustrating" injury lay-off, skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said he wants to make his comeback to the team count by leading the side from the front in the crucial remaining two matches of the cricket tri-series.
Having missed action in the second Test and the first four matches of the tri-series due to an abscess in his left thigh, Ganguly is now set to join his teammates for their clash against Australia here on Wednesday.
Ganguly, who arrived here today, admitted the forced lay-off had been frustrating and he missed being in the thick of things especially so as the Indians have been pushed on the backfoot after two defeats on a trot.
"Yes, it is (frustrating). I was injured... Can't help when you are injured," he told reporters at the airport.
But now that he was fit, he was raring to have a go, the Bengal Tiger said.
"I want to play. I am here and raring to go," he said.
The team is looking up to its inspirational skipper to sail through to the final of the series on November 18 in Kolkata and coach John Wright has said the players were looking forward to Ganguly's return to the squad.
Meanwhile, most of the players, including master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, have already arrived in the city for the day-night clash.
First Published: Nov 09, 2003 14:37 IST