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No one can kill Test Cricket : Ganguly

Published: Friday, July 24, 2009, 9:04 [IST]
 
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'No one can kill Test Cricket'

London: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has dismissed suggestions that  Twenty20 may become a potential threat to Test cricket.

Former Indian opener also hoped the instant popularity of the shortened version of the game would not lead to a situation of overkill.

Ganguly chose to differ with the view from many who have called for drastic changes to be made in rules to safeguard the oldest form of cricket.

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"Test cricket will survive and other forms of cricket will also survive because Test cricket has to survive," Ganguly told reporters at Oxford, where he is attending ICC's history conference.

"Test cricket is the ultimate form of cricket and I know for sure players will be remembered with what they do in Test matches," he added.

Ganguly also lauded current Indian team under Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said the side has what it takes to be at the top of world cricket.

"India is a fantastic team at present. If they keep performing as they have in the last two or probably three, four, five years, in future they will definitely be the number one in the world," said India's most successful skipper.

Ganguly lavished praises on Gautam Gambhir, who recently rose to the number one spot in ICC Test batsmen rankings.

"Gambhir is a fantastic player. I am particularly very happy to see Gambhir getting there, being the number one Test batsmen because that's what complete batting is all about," Ganguly said.

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