As they tried hard, one of them said in Marathi, "He is cricket's most successful captain ever...he won 41 Tests for Australia."
There couldn't have been a more fitting way to introduce the 49-yearold. The bottom line was that Waugh was always 'in it to win it' and even if he had pocketed a series he would still go out looking for a win.
His approach is in stark contrast with India skipper MS Dhoni, who has more often than not chosen to end Tests in draws when he could have pressed on for a win. The win at Lord's on Monday though changed that.
"I don't follow cricket that closely these days...but I'm surprised he chooses to do it (settle for draws). You got to be prepared to lose a Test to win it. There's so much competition between various sports these days that you need to put out a good product. People want to see results," said Waugh.
Ask him if Dhoni needs to think about giving up a format having been in the hot seat since 2007, he says, "He's a street smart guy. He'll work that out. In a lot of ways it is not his decision you have the selectors for that."
Having watched India from close quarters at Lord's, Waugh feels that this Indian team could challenge Australia later this year.
"I was very encouraged by Shami and Kumar the other day. They bowled really well. I was impressed with Ishant Sharma. I don't know why Ashwin is not playing. The batting is very good and there is no reason why they can't be very competitive," he says.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Steve Waugh,MS Dhoni,Ishant Sharma,India vs England,India vs Australia