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Home > Cricket > India's tour of South Africa 2006 > Report

Indian team returns from SA

Harish Kotian | January 08, 2007 11:46 IST

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The Indian cricket team got a mixed reception from the fans at the Mumbai airport as they returned back from the tour of South Africa in the early hours on Monday.

The team had a forgetful time in South Africa as it lost both the one-day international and the Test series.

The Indian team landed in Mumbai at 0015 hours after a long flight from Durban.

Coach Greg Chappell was the first to come out of the terminal and the huge media gathering instantly surrounded the Australian as his wife made her displeasure obvious.

Sourav Ganguly, who emerged as the highest run-getter in the Test series with 214 runs from three matches, was a hit among the fans as they clambered to get his autograph and pictures.

The Indian team was whitewashed 0-4 in the one-dayers, while they lost the Test series 1-2 after winning the first Test in Johannesburg.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Ind Team Returns

Hi, Sachin was a big let down.I now wonder whether he should be included in the team. I feel he should be asked to play ...

Posted by Sarvan Kumar

Sub: Veterans are here to stay

Lot is being talked about the young blood being given the opportunity. But finally the lead run scorers were still Ganguly & then Sachin!!! There ...

Posted by Harish

Sub: NOT satisfactory

The Indian team is a bunch of losers who get one or two good performances and then use that as an excuse to perform pathetically ...

Posted by Jeff

Sub: Good Work Ganguly

It was nice to see ganguly in action,After coming long back he played well and proved himself.

Posted by Hemant

Sub: Team Returns

The positives from the tour are Srisanth's bowling and Dinesh Karthik's batting.Zaheer,Kumble,Saurav and Laxman enhanced their reputation while Dravid and Sachin were a big let ...

Posted by Umesh Srinivasan