'We have the ability to bounce back'

'We have the ability to bounce back'

Parvez also blamed lack of home advantage as JK were robbed off playing matches on home turf.

Expressing regret for not surviving in and being relegated from the Group-A of Ranji Trophy, JK skipper Parvez Rasool said “it (relegation) is not the end of the world”.

 

“I feel we deserved to stay in the group but failed to do so and there are many reasons for that. However, I want to convey a message to all that they shouldn’t consider it as the end of the world as we have the ability to bounce back,” he said.

 

“There are a lot of reasons for us not surviving in the group. Luck played an important role, as we lost advantage on many crucial occasions. I think we should have survived the group after getting a brilliant start to the season. We have the ability to be there among the big teams”, he said.

 

Parvez also blamed lack of home advantage as JK were robbed off playing matches on home turf.

 

“Every side had the home advantage and played at least half of their matches in their backyards. We were the only side that played all its matches on alien turfs. Apart from other factors, I accept there was a little bit of leniency on our part as well as we should never have allowed ourselves to lose focus”.