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Touched by fans’ support all over

Calcutta: Sourav Ganguly spoke to The Telegraph from Hyderabad, while having dinner, on Tuesday.

The following are excerpts

Feelings at the end of the “toughest day” of his career...

(Laughs) Good, good... I got some runs and the team has now won two in a row after I’ve joined... We bowled well, batted well.

If he’d been nervous while taking guard...

I was... I hadn’t played since last December... I’d been nervous, I was tense.

The time it took to get over the nervousness...

A few balls... I quickly came to grips with the situation.

Batting at No.3 and not opening...

It’s fine with me.

Fan rushing on to the field...

Well, I didn’t know how to react.

The Hyderabad crowd rooting for him...

I was touched... I’ve been blessed in that, generally, crowds everywhere have been affectionate towards me.

Mood in the Pune Warriors India dressing room...

Great, there’s nothing like winning... I haven’t gone into the calculations of whether we can still make it (to the top four), though.

Coach Geoff Marsh’s reaction...

He was happy.

Criticism in some quarters when he didn’t debut on Sunday...

Didn’t bother me, I knew what I was doing.

Thoughts about the future...

Right now, I’m (only) looking forward to our next match, against the Deccan Chargers, on Monday.

Finally, comeback innings dedicated to...

Nobody, really.

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