Wednesday 23 April 2014
News updated at 12:41 PM IST
Weather
Max: 35.5°C
Min : 21.5°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Captain Misra leaves with a bunch of sweet memories

Bangalore, Apr 6, 2013, DHNS :

After bringing an end to his six-year reign as the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team in glorious fashion against Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Group I play-off tie, SP Misra said he enjoyed every moment of being at the helm.

“It’s been a great last tie,” said a delighted Misra at the post-match press conference. “The players have given me a lot of respect and I enjoyed every moment of it.

“Under my captaincy we reached the World Cup Group twice – the first time after 11 years. It was great moment for me. There have also been some special memories which I will take along as I step down. I want to thank the entire team for giving me a brilliant send-off.”

Somdev Devvarman said he was delighted with his performance despite being informed of the tie at the last minute. Misra had decided to field Sanam Singh in the opening reverse singles but with the Chandigarh pro injuring his wrist (ganglion cyst), the captain chose to go with Somdev just an hour before the cut-off time.


“I came to know that I would be playing at 2.00 pm,” laughed Somdev. “It’s very unfortunate that Sanam injured his wrist. He was about to warm-up for the match and felt some pain. Hopefully he will be fine.

“I didn’t think I was supposed to play at all. I was just taking it easy for the next week. So I slept a little longer and had a late breakfast. I was going to come over here late. Then I was informed to bring my tennis bag, just in case, because you may have to play a match. Then I had to check if I had enough clothes, came here and strung my racquet.

“At the start, I was not that sharp. I was just not as ready as I was on the opening day. But don't take credit away from the other guy. I think he (David Agung Susanto) played well. He was serving well and fighting for breaks every time. I think I did just what I needed to do to win the match,” added Somdev.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Uluru...

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of the Uluru...

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) talks with Aboriginal women during a visit ...

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) talks with Aboriginal women during a visit ...

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's ...

Libyan soldiers take positions during a training exercise directed by the Italian Army's ...

Students from Danwon high school pay tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar ...

Students from Danwon high school pay tribute in Ansan, at a temporary group memorial altar ...

Family members of a missing passenger of capsized passenger ship Sewol which sank last ...

Family members of a missing passenger of capsized passenger ship Sewol which sank last ...

A female orca, or killer whale, named Mika catches a sea lion pup along the shore of Punta ...

A female orca, or killer whale, named Mika catches a sea lion pup along the shore of Punta ...

Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) takes a shot against the Atlanta ...

Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) takes a shot against the Atlanta ...

Jon Bon Jovi walks through the lobby of the JBJ Soul Homes during the grand opening, Tuesday ...

Jon Bon Jovi walks through the lobby of the JBJ Soul Homes during the grand opening, Tuesday ...

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Keira Knightley, left, and Adam Levine in a scene

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Keira Knightley, left, and Adam Levine in a scene

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Marion Cotillard in a scene from 'The Immigrant.'

This image released by The Weinstein Company shows Marion Cotillard in a scene from 'The Immigrant.'

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523