India vs South Africa: Sourav Ganguly says 'dangerous' Virat Kohli and Co firm favourites against Proteas at home

Sourav Ganguly also said that Virat Kohli is still the best batsman in the world but Steve Smith's records also speak for itself.

Press Trust of India, Sep 16, 2019 23:11:03 IST

Kolkata: Terming India a dangerous side at home, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said they start firm favourites to win the contests against South Africa.

"India are favourites. India at home is a dangerous team. They are very hard to beat and that's been the case for years," Ganguly, who is the face of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, said at the announcement of the sixth edition of the event slated for 15 December.

India vs South Africa: Sourav Ganguly says dangerous Virat Kohli and Co firm favourites against Proteas at home

File image of Sourav Ganguly. AFP

The USD 100,000 race is expected to witness over 15,000 runners across five categories — 25K Run, Open 10K, Ananda Run (5km), Senior Citizens' Run (2.3km) and Champions with Disability (2.3km).

On Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future, he said, "I don't know what the selectors think, what Virat (Kohli) thinks. They are the important person, let them make the decision."

Ganguly said that Virat Kohli is still the best batsman in the world but Steve Smith's records also speak for itself.

"These are questions not to be answered. How does it matter? It's about performance. Virat is the best in the world at the moment. So that's what makes us happy. His records speak for itself. 26 Test hundreds which is a phenomenal record."

Asked about the Indian coaching job, he said, "Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach.

"In any case I am already a coach. I look after the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In my first season last year, they did well. They went to the semi-finals from being last for last seven years so it's been good."

Updated Date: Sep 16, 2019 23:11:03 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252