Surprising to see Tiwary on the bench: Ganguly

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Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 15:54 [IST]
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Ganguly surprised over Tiwary's omission

Kolkata, Feb 15: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday was surprised at the omission of in-form batsman Manoj Tiwary in the ongoing tri-series in Australia.

The Bengal captain, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the first practice session for the upcoming domestic one-dayers, Ganguly said, "It's quite surprising that somebody who scored a century in his last outing (against West Indies) is made to sit out.

"But I'm sure opportunities would come for him. He has to remain patient," he added.

Ganguly also felt that out-of-favour off-spinner Harbhajan Singh would make a comeback. "What's wrong in playing two off-spinners (Ashwin and Harbhajan) together? I am sure Harbhajan will be back," he said.

Ganguly who is also the mentor and coach of Sahara Pune Warriors in IPL, expressed his concerns over the ongoing tussle between BCCI and Sahara India group, but he added: "I am hopeful that the impasse would be resolved soon."

BCCI president N Srinivasan had made it clear after the working committee's meeting on Monday that the board will not bend rules for Pune Warriors.

Meanwhile, Ganguly wished Yuvraj Singh a speedy recovery.

"The entire country is praying for him...I firmly believe he would come out a winner, fighting the disease. It will take some time but age is on his side," Ganguly said.


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