New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has broken his silence, slamming Vinod Kambli's claims that India's 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka may have been 'fixed.'
Talking to CNN-IBN, Azhar said what Kambli has brought up is highly disrespectful to the (then) team members, adding that he had no regrets about his decision to bowl first - which Kambli has questioned - in that match.
We decided to field. It was discussed and a team decision. It was a collective decision. I don't have any regrets, no reason to shy away from this. What Vinod is saying is absolutely rubbish! He must have been sleeping in the team meeting, said the former captain.
We wanted to field first and chase against Sri Lanka, wanted to do something different in the match. Very sad that people are questioning the decision. For Kambli to talk like this, it shows his class, a visibly distraught Azhar said....more
08:45 AM, Mar 21, 2008