Ganguly was very nervous, says Marsh

Ganguly silenced his critics with a gutsy unbeaten run-a-ball 32 as Warriors notched up a comfortable six-wicket victory over Chargers at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium.

The 38-year-old experienced campaigner’s fluent knock was laced with three boundaries and a six.

“He told me that this was the most nervous he has ever been in his life. Obviously, it was a big moment for him. I have spent quite a lot of time with him over the last week,” Marsh said at the post-match press conference.

The coach said it was Ganguly’s love and passion for the game that brought him back to the IPL.

“It’s his passion for the game that has got him down there and it was good to see him do well. He really batted well and held things together at the top,” said the former Australian opener.

Ganguly had, after the match, himself admitted that it was the toughest day of his career and he went into the match with absolute zero-confidence.

Marsh attributed Warriors’ morale-boosting win over the Chargers to the team’s all-round performance. “The most important thing today was everyone chipped in well. It was an all-round performance,” he said.

Marsh also heaped praise on his son Mitchell, who helped Warriors restrict the hosts to 136 for eight with impressive bowling figures of four for 25.

“Mitchell bowled very well today. That is good for the team. The most important thing was to back up each other. It was an all-round and pleasing performance,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mitchell said it was good to contribute to the team’s winning cause. “It is just good to come into the team and contribute. He (Geoff) tells me to go out and enjoy myself.”

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