Mumbai: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly feels that India's humiliating 10-wicket defeat against Australia was "one bad day in office" and the team has the capability to bounce back in the next two games.
India's batting flopped as Australia surpassed a total of 255 easily, riding on hundreds from skipper Aaron Finch and the dashing David Warner.
The next two one dayers against Australia will be a cracker . This indian team is a strong team .. just had a bad day in office .. been in this situation before and have come back to win from 2-0 down two seasons ago ..good luck @imVkohli @BCCI @My11Circle pic.twitter.com/yfV09iPk85
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) January 15, 2020
"The next two one-dayers against Australia will be a cracker. This Indian team is a strong team. Just had a bad day in office .. been in this situation before and have come back to win from 2-0 down two seasons ago. Good luck," Ganguly tweeted.
India play the second ODI in Rajkot on Friday, 17 January, followed by the final game in Bengaluru on Sunday, 19 January.
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Smith has faced accusations he had been trying to cheat by scuffing up batsman Rishabh Pant's guard at the crease during the tense drawn third Test at Sydney, which left the series locked at 1-1.
The 22-year-old, who made his debut in the drawn third Test at Sydney, cracking an impressive 62 in the first innings, dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the match.
"I'd also like to say sorry to @mohammedsirajofficial and the Indian team as racism, and abuse is not in any way acceptable or tolerated anywhere at any time, and I would expect better from our home crowd," Warner said in an Instagram post.