Ganguly welcomes Dravid's inclusion

Published: Monday, August 17, 2009, 16:30 [IST]
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Ganguly welcomes Dravid's inclusion

Kolkata: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has welcomed Dravid's inclusion in the squad for Champions Trophy.

"Selectors have done the right thing by getting back Nehra in the earlier series and now Dravid. That's the way to go," Ganguly said.

BCCI selection committee has included Dravid in the 15-member squad for both the ODI tri-series in Sri Lanka and the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa.

"It's a good thing for Dravid. Hopefully, if he can play well, he will be an asset to the Indian side. This is the right way," the 37-year-old told reporters at Eden Gardens where the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) had organised a condolence meeting for former Bengal Sports minister Subhas Chakraborty who died on August 3.

As many as four changes were made to the Indian side for the upcoming Tri-series and ICC Champions Trophy next month, with Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting the boot following failures in the four-match series in the West Indies, which India won 2-1.

S Badrinath, Murali Vijay and Pragyan Ojha were also shown the door.

Former captain said the Indian team never had senior-junior divide.

"There is nothing like junior and seniors. Whoever performs well should play well and moreover, he is just 36. It's all about performances. But I don't think senior-junior is ever an issue and should never be an issue," said Ganguly.

Asked whether he regretted his retirement, he said, "I have decided not to play anymore. I've retired some nine months ago and it's all past now."


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