Bangalore: The recent shenanigans over team selection and a player-boycott notwithstanding, the Indian team Wednesday presented itself as a unified unit all set to take on Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group 1 play-off beginning here Friday.
Team captain Shiv Prakash Misra, one of the key elements in the dispute between the country's top players and the All India Tennis Association, went some distance to convince the media that everything was hunky-dory within the squad.
Conspicuous by his absence at the media conference here Wednesday was veteran Leander Paes, who is set to play his 50th Davis Cup tie. It was explained that Paes had to rush to Mumbai due to an "emergency" and was returning Wednesday night. The nature of the "emergency" was not disclosed.