KKR will come back strongly, says Ganguly

Published: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 10:27 [IST]
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'KKR will come back strongly'

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders will be a force at the third edition of the Indian Premier League, despite an unusual string of defeats in IPL 2, Sourav Ganguly said on Tuesday.

"Obviously we have looked at the mistakes that we committed and we are trying to rectify them. But I won't say in public what those mistakes were," former KKR captain said.

"We want to do better then last time. Just like Deccan Chargers, who finished last in the first edition but won the trophy in IPL II. Similarly, take the case of Royal Challengers Bangalore, they were second-last in IPL I, but finished runners-up this year," he pointed out.

Ganguly, who is widely tipped to return as KKR captain, sidestepped queries on the much-speculated appointment of a new coach for the team.

"I am not really worried about the coaches. What I am worried about is the team. I am spending a lot of time and trying to get the team right.

"Obviously I know the names of the coaches in contention but I don't have the authority to reveal them. It's Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta who will take the decision but I have a say in that," Ganguly said.

Asked about the chances of Wasim Akram, Ganguly said that Shah Rukh did have a word with the former Pakistan captain on the matter.

"Yeah, I have good relations with Wasim Akram. He was a great bowler. Though I know him very well but it was SRK who had a chat with Wasim," he said.


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