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'India can bounce back in Asia Cup'
Monday 12 March 2012

The disastrous tour of Australia notwithstanding, Indian team was capable of bouncing back in the ongoing Asia Cup, feels Selection Committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

"We have to accept the fact that cricket is a game, sometimes there are ups, some times there are downs. But I am sure we will always come back," Srikkanth said on Monday.

Talking to the reporters on the sidelines of the launch of an online training course on employability -- jointly brought out by his Sun Online India Private Limited and Micro Small Medium Enterprises Development Institute of the Union Government -- Srikkanth said the ongoing four-nation Asia Cup in Bangladesh was very important for the Indian cricket.

"This particular tournament is an important one as far as Indian cricket is concerned. In the Indian cricketing history itself we have always bounced back and done well. I am sure the Indians will bounce back," he said.

Asked if a win against Pakistan in the ongoing series will change the mood of the Indian cricket fans, who are left distraught by the poor show Down Under, Srikkanth replied in affirmative.

"Definitely yes, Asia Cup is an important tournament and as you all know a prestigious trophy. I think any win will definitely boost the morale of cricket in any part of the world including India and I am sure Indian team will do well."

India will start their Asia Cup campaign on Tuesday against Sri Lanka and are scheduled to meet Bangladesh on March 16, before playing arch rivals Pakistan on March 18.

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