Kolkata team is hoping a change in attitude will do them a great deal of good in the IPL-III.
“We have made many changes and one of those is the change in attitude. You will see that when we play in the IPL,” team owner Shah Rukh Khan said at a promotional event for the team in Mumbai.
“We want to play this format freely. This is what this format demands. We should all enjoy what we do. We will keep it simple. Whoever hits the white ball better will win,” team’s captain Sourav Ganguly said at the event where the new team jersey was also unveiled.
“We have had the nicest of runs as far as the economics of the team are concerned. Yes, we had not performed (on the field) to the extent that we can. We would put our best foot forward. We will gauge our success from the way we play the game. It would be nice if we could win the IPL,” Shah Rukh added.
Meanwhile, on the continued stand-off between television news channels and the IPL authorities over covering the event, Shah Rukh said, “I don’t understand it, it’s too complicated and convoluted. NBA (National Broadcasters Association) is a fantastic unit. Lalit Modi (IPL chief) and his team are also a fantastic unit. I hope the issue will be resolved.”
New chief coach Dav Whatmore said, “It’s a new experience for me. It’s a challenge for us to get act together in six weeks. We will do everything possible we can.”
“It’s a new experience to me too. The team is very talented. The boys are working hard and I have the belief we will do well,” former Pakistan captain and bowling coach Wasim Akram said.