Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that the experience gathered during the recently concluded 2015 World Cup will help team India become a better side in future.
India failed to win a single match in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and the Carlton Mid-ODI Tri-Series but registered seven consecutive wins in the World Cup before losing to co-hosts Australia in the semi-finals at the SCG.
During an interview with IANS, Ganguly quoted:
I think they were good (the Indian team in the World Cup). They got better as the tour went on and learned a lot in Australia. Hopefully, they will learn from it and become a better side.
There are some good players and we will be a good side if we are properly managed and looked after well.
When asked about Australia’s resurgence since their poor show in the 2011 World Cup, Ganguly expressed that that’s what excellent cricketing sides are made of as such teams just don’t loose focus after winning a couple of big tournaments.
Australia is a great cricketing nation. They won the World Cup in 2007 and they had a blip in 2011 when they were not one of the best sides.
But the best thing for them is that they recovered in a four years time to win another World Cup. That’s what good cricketing sides are. You just don’t leave it with one win or a couple of wins.