<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sourav Ganguly" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130806203522.jpg" title="Sourav Ganguly" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sourav Ganguly was a brilliant cricketer according to former Australian captain Steve Waugh © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Barrackpore: Aug 6, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Days after criticising <a href="/tags/Sourav-Ganguly/post" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly</a>, legendary Australian cricketer <a href="/tags/Steve-Waugh/post" target="_blank">Steve Waugh</a> hailed the former India skipper, saying he brought toughness to the Indian side.<br /> <br /> In his latest visit to the city in connection with Udayan, a rehabilitation home for children suffering from leprosy in colonies near Barrackpore which the Australian support, Waugh praised the retired Indian skipper and said he was a brilliant cricketer.<br /> <br /> "I mean this is Kolkata and Sourav you know is a great captain. Sourav brought that toughness to the Indian side," Waugh said.<br /> <br /> Asked to compare Ganguly with captain 'cool' <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>, Waugh said: "Both are very different captains.<br /> <br /> They both have been very good."<br /> <br /> Waugh backed the struggling Australian team, who is trailing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-England-retain-the-urn-after-rain-plays-spoilsport-in-Australia-rsquo-s-victory-aspirations/29668" target="_blank">0-2 against England</a> in the ongoing Ashes after the rain-marred third Test ended in a draw.<br /> <br /> "Well they did quite well in the last Test match. It's a young side that is capable of becoming a good side but it will take some time," the former Australia skipper said.<br /> <br /> However, Waugh said it would be difficult for <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a>'s men to level the series 2-2.<br /> <br /> "If Australia can make it 2-2, it will be an amazing result. But it's going to be difficult," he said.<br /> <br /> Waugh further reiterated that he is in support of the controvesial DRS what if some some decisions went against Australia in the ongoing Ashes.<br /> <br /> "They haven't suffered because of the DRS. I have said it many times that the DRS is a very good system. The umpiring hasn't been probably as strong but at the end of the day you get more decisions right than wrong."<br /> <br /> "Everyone needs to interpret the system better. Of course India have their reservations. I think in the future there will be some technology that players as well as the media like," Waugh added.<br /> <br /> Twenty20 might have become the most popular format of the sport, but Waugh said Test cricket is still the ultimate.<br /> <br /> "I don't think T20s are dominating. Go to England to see the crowd there during the Ashes. India got some decent crowds as well.<br /> <br /> "T20 of course is a youthful game, people like to see it.<br /> <br /> There's good money in it for players. Test cricket is still the pinnacle of the game," he said.<br /> <br /> Asked about the ball tampering controversy in the 2001 Chennai Test, Waugh said: "I always look at the front window.<br /> <br /> I don't look at the back. That was way in the back and I don't think about that."<br /> <br /> With <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar</a> on the brink of playing his 200th Test match during the upcoming South Africa tour, Waugh said: "I think it would be a great achievement something that will be difficult to beat."<br /> <br /> Talking about his visit to Udayan, Waugh said: "It's a great feeling to come here, to see the happy faces of the children. This is like a second home. Look forward to the time I can come back to Udayan."<br /> <br /> Waugh earlier visited <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-will-survive-Sachin-Tendulkar-rsquo-s-retirement-says-Steve-Waugh/29536" target="_blank">Mumbai</a> and Delhi during his countrywide tour.