Ganguly showed 'lack of respect' to cricket: Steve Waugh

Published: Friday, August 2, 2013, 17:15 [IST]
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Bangalore, Aug 2: Former captain Sourav Ganguly may have showed a "lack of respect" by turning up late for toss when India locked horns with Australia during the historic 2001 Test series, feels Steve Waugh who was a leading a bunch of extraordinarily talented Aussies in that rubber.

"The fact that he turned up late every game - it was his choice. I just thought it showed a lack of respect for the game. It didn't really affect me. The match referee actually told him that he had to turn up on time," Waugh said when asked about the controversial episode.

'Ganguly showed lack of respect to game'

Waugh, meanwhile, is hopeful of Australia scripting a turnaround in the remaining three Tests against England in the ongoing Ashes series, which the hosts lead 2-0.

"Australia have begun well the third Test at Old Trafford. Hope we can make a comeback in the remaining three Tests," said Waugh.

Australia ended the first day's play of the third Test at a commanding 303 for three yesterday at Old Trafford.

"The current Australian side is inexperienced, while England are experienced lot. We nearly won the first Test at Trent Bridge. So we need to just hang in there and have faith in our abilities," Waugh insisted

"The young Australian players are immensely talented. We have a lot of talent, especially in bowling department," he added.


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