WC 2003 - Somebody has put words in my mouth: Patil

Published: Monday, February 3, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Durban: Describing India as the "giants of the game", Kenyan coach Sandeep Patil on Tuesday sought to downplay his recent remarks against the Indian team just two days before his team's World Cup semi-final encounter. "I have tremendous respect for the Indians and they are giants of the game. We as Kenya have enough worries on our hand. We cannot compare ourselves to all the giants of world cricket," Patil said.Patil, who will be returning home after deciding not to renew his contract as Kenyan coach, said, "We are happy to be in the semi-finals of the World Cup and we will continue to play good cricket.""I have never said what India should do and it will be wrong to predict the outcome before the match", he said.Patil distanced himself from media reports that quoted him as saying that India had a "negative mindset". He said someone had put words into his mouth. PTI

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