Former skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sourav-ganguly/">Sourav Ganguly</a> says that there were "too many gentlemen" in the team when he captained <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> and joked that's why his side struggled with mental battles against tough opponents such as <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Speaking during India's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> semifinal clash against New Zealand at the Old Trafford, Ganguly said: "It was very hard with that team, because we had too many gentlemen. If you ask <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-dravid/">Rahul Dravid</a> to do that, he'll come back and say 'No no no that's not the right way to play.' <p></p> <p></p>"You ask <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vvs-laxman/">VVS Laxman</a> to do that, he'll say 'I'm concentrating on my batting.' And if you tell Sachin (Tendulkar) to do it, he will stand at mid-on and tell the mid-wicket fielder to sledge Steve Waugh, and himself not do it," Ganguly revealed with Laxman laughing alongside him. <p></p> <p></p>The 47-year-old further said that only offspinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/harbhajan-singh/">Harbhajan Singh</a> was the one who followed his instructions. "There were a lot of issues in that team. The only ones holding the Indian flag were Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly. Sardarji did everything I told him to do," he said. <p></p> <p></p>Ganguly was the captain of the Indian team from 2000 to 2005, a period when India beat Australia in a Test series at home and drew a Test series in Australia. <p></p> <p></p>On Tuesday, rain played a spoilsport as the semifinal clash was pushed to the reserve day with New Zealand 211/5 after 46.1 overs.