Addressing the Dalmiya Conclave on Friday, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin said India have a good chance to win in Australia although they will have to push hard for every inch as it won’t be easy Down Under.
“India have a good chance.They are a good side and I fancy them winning there. Of course it won’t be easy. It never is in Australia. But this team can do it,” Azharuddin said on the sidelines of Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave at the Eden Gardens here.
Along with Azharuddin, West Indies batting legend Brian Lara, former India captain Sourav Ganguly and former skipper Carl Hooper were present and took part in a panel discussion celebrating the silver jubilee of the 1993 CAB Jubilee Tournament: the Hero Cup.
Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith, who delivered a lecture on Dalmiya, was also part of the discussion, during which all of them went down memory lane.
“I think different balls are used in different countries and you can’t do much about the rules. Yes with the Kookaburra ball, it doesn’t swing a lot but in England they use the Dukes ball, in India SG, so that’s how it is.”
Azharuddin has an extraordinary record at Eden and he signed off by saying that the stands have changed since the time he played here and the grounds looks lovely.
“The stands were made of cement then. Now it has chairs. The ground is always special to me.”