Friday, September 7, 2012

God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar will bounce back, says Ganguly

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has backed under-pressure Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to bounce back after recent poor run of form.

Sourav Ganguly with Sachin Tendulkar

Ganguly said, "There is a lot of talk about God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar, more than the 2-0 Test series win by India. People have started saying that it is time for him to go after the three innings in which he did not live up to the high standards he's set for himself.

"This is not the right assessment. He is one player who knows when to go. Sachin should not be judged on the basis of three innings but over a period of eight to 10 Test matches."

The former Indian captain feels Tendulkar, in the past, has silenced his critics, whenever his form had been questioned.

Ganguly wrote in his column for Hindustan Times, "In the past, he has been castled, but every time Sachin has found a way to bounce back. I will keenly watch him during the England series and I believe the great man of Indian cricket will silence one and all, like the way he has always done."