<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Sourav Ganguly encourages Sachin Tendulkar to score ton at Kolkata" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121203153033.jpg" title="Sourav Ganguly encourages Sachin Tendulkar to score ton at Kolkata" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sachin Tendulkar's poor run has ignited calls for his retirement PTI</p> </div> </div> <strong>Kolkata: Dec 3, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Facing criticism for his prolonged form slump, Indian batsman <a href="/tags/Sachin-Tendulkar/post" target="_blank">Sachin Tendulkar </a>got some words of encouragement from his former captain and opening partner <a href="/tags/Sourav-Ganguly/post" target="_blank">Sourav Ganguly</a> ahead of the third cricket Test against <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>starting on December 5. <br /> <br /> Addressing a gathering which had all members of the Indian team, Ganguly said, "Many stories are being written about the match. I wish all the luck to Sachin. I hope he scores a ton at Eden Gardens."<br /> <br /> Ganguly shared the dais with Tendulkar and Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Ganguly feels that India would bounce back to win the series.<br /> <br /> "The series is levelled 1-1 but I hope India will win the series convincingly," he said.<br /> <br /> England levelled the series after thrashing India by 10 wickets in the second Test in Mumbai. The fourth Test is scheduled in Nagpur (December 13-17).