Indian cricket team returns after Asia Cup

The Indian team, which lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka on Sunday night, returned to India on Monday.

updated: July 11, 2008 08:32 IST
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The Indian cricket team, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, returned here on Monday from Karachi after taking part in the Asia Cup, which was won by Sri Lanka.

Besides Dhoni, others who arrived in Mumbai by a Pakistan Airlines flight were Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Pragyan Ojha, bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and BCCI officials Niranjan Shah and Ratnakar Shetty.

Other players proceeded to their respective home towns while coach Gary Kirsten has returned home to South Africa after taking permission from the Cricket Board, BCCI sources said.

The team lost to Lanka by a massive margin of 100 runs in the final on Sunday.