Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly was all praise for Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma during the launch of his book titled ‘A Century is Not Enough’ in Mumbai.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Mumbai Indian cricket team opener Rohit Sharma were also present on the occasion.
“Sachin scored first hundred in ODI and taking inspiration from him, Rohit has gone on to score three double centuries in ODIs. The day is not far when we will see him scoring the first double century in T20s too,” Ganguly said.
Sourav Ganguly also talked about losing his place in the Indian squad and how he had made his comeback.
“A big part of success in cricket, in any sport is how you handle your failures and tough situations. What happened during those days in Indian cricket was unfortunate but after losing my place in the team, I worked really hard to make a comeback. And when I finally made a comeback, I was much stronger mentally. I batted well in the last four years of my career and in fact, Sachin always says that those four years were the best period of my life as a batsman,” said the former Indian skipper.
Meanwhile, Sourav Ganguly also talked about the ball-tampering controversy and batted for disgraced former Aussie skipper Steve Smith, stating that he was indeed a good human being and what happened to him was unfortunate.
“Smith is a good human being. Of course, what happened is unfortunate but I’m sure he will make a comeback to Australian side and we will see him play again. I feel sympathy for him,” Ganguly said.