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.


 

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Oct 2, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

West Indies tour of India 2014, Practice match

Oct 3, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Mumbai

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2014

Oct 4, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Brisbane

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Barbados won by 6 wkts (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 30, 2014  at Bengaluru

Perth Scorchers won by 3 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 29, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 36 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 28, 2014  at Mohali

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

Photos

Barbados Tridents vs Hobart Hurricanes, CLT20 2014

Videos

Arjuna Ranatunga shares his views on U-19 cricket

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19, Highlights

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Top score by a batsman whose teammates scored less than 10 each in a T20

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Lahore Lions Perth Scorchers

Kagiso Rabada is a special talent, says selector Andrew Hudson

ICC late in pulling up bowlers with suspect actions, feels John Davison

CLT20 2014: It was a disappointing finish for Northern Knights, says Tim Southee

Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon, hopes Shahryar Khan

CLT20 2014 final match timing revised

CLT20 2014: Lahore Lions vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19, Highlights

Nawaz Sharif’s only First-Class appearance

Ernie Jones — the man who sent a ball through the beard of WG Grace

Top score by a batsman whose teammates scored less than 10 each in a T20

Gautam Gambhir becomes second player after MS Dhoni to captain in 100 T20 matches

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

671 Posts | 6 Fans

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab- Final Match Highlights from IPL 2014

Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Prabhu Deva attend special screening of Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starrer Haider – View pics!

Asian Games 2014 Live Updates: MC Mary loses first round 9-10 to Zhaina Shekerbekova in Women’s 48-51 kg final

Haider movie review: Bollywood celebrities rave about Shahid Kapoor’s spectacular performance

Asian Games 2014: India go down fighting to Japan in men’s volleyball

Ebola in US: Will health authorities contain the spread of Ebola virus?

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Revealed: Aamir Khan’s new look – View pics!

Apple iPad Air 2 to have a gold variant, will be unveiled in October event: Report

NGOs pursue education for all

ICC late in pulling up bowlers with suspect actions, feels John Davison

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here