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MSD still has a lot left in him: Sourav Ganguly

PTI
Published : Dec 24, 2015, 5:32 am IST
Updated : Dec 24, 2015, 5:32 am IST

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday praised India’s ODI and Twenty20I skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, stating that he still had a lot of cricket left in him.

Sourav Ganguly
 Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday praised India’s ODI and Twenty20I skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, stating that he still had a lot of cricket left in him.

“Dhoni is a great cricketer and has set standards at international arena. He still has a lot of cricket left in him to represent India for some more years,” Ganguly said.

When asked about his choice for Dhoni’s successor as captain in the 2019 ICC World Cup, Ganguly said:”We still have time to decide the ODI captain, which is to be held in 2019.

“One will have to work hard and perform well to reach the level of Dhoni, who has set a high standard in the cricket arena,” Ganguly said.

Ganguly added that India Test captain Virat Kohli had it in him to lead the country for a long time.

“He has been performing well and is efficient enough to lead the country forward,” he said. The Cricket Association of Bengal president also hailed inclusion of Yuvraj Singh in the Indian Twenty20I squad for the upcoming Australia tour.

“I am confident that he will perform and prove his mettle,” he said. About the India-Pakistan series, Ganguly, who had been the most successful captain of the county, pitched for resumption of the series but admitted that everything was not in the hand of Board.

“Obviously, everyone wants India-Pakistan series to resume as the matches between two nation has always been exciting...we too support the series to take place but certainly everything is not in the hand of the board,” he said.

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