'Nobody is perfect': Ganguly hails 'great captain' Dhoni after World T20 exit

PTI, Apr, 02 2016

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni did most of the things right in the ICC World T20 semifinal, although the home team lost to the West Indies.

"He (Dhoni) has been a great captain for India. Nobody is perfect and I think he has been great," Ganguly said at a panel discussion here.

"We all wanted India to go to the T20 World Cup finals and win the Cup but West Indies and England are the two best teams in the competition.

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. Reuters

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni. Reuters

"This West Indies side will actually get people on the edge of their seats because of their power and ability," he added.

Ganguly insisted that the team, which managed to chase down 193, deserves to be in the finals.

"I think on that particular day at the Wankhade stadium two days ago West Indies were a lot better than India. To chase 193 in a semifinal is a special effort," he said.

In spite of the flyover collapse tragedy, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to go on with the cultural programme during the T20 World Cup final here tomorrow.

Ganguly, who is the CAB president, said a four-minute cultural event to showcase West Bengal before the world will be held at Eden Gardens.

"A little bit of cultural thing will happen. It has not been called off. It is a cultural event to showcase Bengal and I think it should be held," he said while expressing his condolences to the families of the 26 victims who died in the tragedy.

"This is a small exposure on the culture of Bengal and we will go ahead with it. It is a four-minute performance and nothing to do with India," Ganguly, was today announced as brand ambassador of DTDC Express Limited, said.

Published Date: Apr 02, 2016 | Updated Date: Apr 02, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115