He also reserved praise for chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav who set the tone for the hosts with a four wicket debut in the first essay. "Hopefully it's the beginning of something very good," said Ganguly. "He is young. He will learn. Credit should go to (Anil) Kumble for giving him an opportunity. End of the day it's the bowlers who will pick 20 wickets for you to win test matches."
Meanwhile, West Indies top-order batsman Darren Bravo, who was roped in by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) this season for Rs 50 lakh, survived an injury scare during practice at the Eden Gardens here.
The left-hander was hit on his wrist from a Ankit Rajpoot delivery during nets. KKR management later confirmed that the injury was not serious. All-rounder Yusuf Pathan joined the Knights camp.