Home > Sachin Tendulkar Retirement > Sachin Retirement News >

Ganguly wishes Tendulkar good luck; welcomes Harbhajan’s recall ahead of Australia series

Sourav Ganguly wishes Sachin Tendulkar good luck ahead of Australia Test series

Sourav Ganguly reckons India have an upperhand against Australia © AFP

Kolkata: Feb 11, 2013
 
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Monday welcomed the national selectors’ decision to recall off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for the first two Tests of the upcoming series against Australia.
 
“It’s a good decision to bring him back into the side. I’ve always been hopeful of Bhajji. But it’s the skipper (MS Dhoni) whether he would play in the XI,” Ganguly said at Eden Gardens after the CAB‘s working committee meeting.
 
Asked about Gautam Gambhir‘s omission, Ganguly said, “It’s normal to be left out when you’re not doing well. But I’m confident he would do well to make a comeback.”
 
India might have lost to England in their last Test series at home, but Ganguly said the hosts would have the edge against Australia.
 
“Both the teams are going through a transition phase. India will have the slight home advantage to win the series. But it all depends how they utilise the conditions,” he said.
 
“But you would have do well. It’s important for the youngsters as India have a busy Test schedule ahead.”
 
Wishing luck to Sachin Tendulkar, Ganguly said, “Hope he does well for India, it’s high time to fire up for him.”
 
Ganguly also welcomed the selection of Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda who is yet to get his maiden Test cap.
 
“Dinda has been India regular in ODI and T20 formats. It’s good to see him in Test squad. He needs to be accurate in the longer version of the game,” he said.


 

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Centurion

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014 (16:30 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 14, 2014  at Sharjah

Pakistan won by 147 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 13, 2014  at Pallekele

Sri Lanka won by 90 runs

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 12, 2014  at Sharjah

New Zealand won by 4 wkts

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Josh Hazlewood looks back at his 5-wicket haul

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith pummel India

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 2: India’s familiar collapse, Umesh Yadav’s heroics and other highlights

South Africa vs West Indies,1st Test, Day 2 at Centurion: South Africa declare at 552 for 5

Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane guide India to 311/4 against Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test at Brisbane

Australia India Ishant Sharma Moments in history Ravichandran Ashwin South Africa Virender Sehwag Yuvraj Singh

Steven Smith becomes youngest Australian to score Test hundred on captaincy debut

Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson smash India to take Australia to 351/6 at lunch

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson put on 100-run partnership

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Steven Smith scores 6th ton

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane, Day 3: Mitchell Johnson hits 37-ball 50

Varun Aaron: Memories of a teammate

World Cup 1987: Viv Richards decimates Sri Lanka at Karachi

India vs Australia 2nd Test at Brisbane: Steven Smith holds key for Australia

Josh Hazlewood’s relentless accuracy and subtle movement against India in 2nd Test at Brisbane augurs well for Australia

South Africa vs West Indies 2014, 1st Test at Centurion: Hashim Amla’s double-century and other statistics

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here