Kohli, ideal for number three slot: Ganguly

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Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 11:48 [IST]
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Kohli ideal batsman for No 3 slot

Kolkata, Mar 20: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has said latest batting sensation Virat Kohli is the ideal batsman for number three slot after Rahul Dravid's retirement during a DVD launch of the documentary on Monday.

"He is the next big thing in Indian cricket. I've never seen a better one-day innings in my 22-years career. I hope he fills up the place of the champion Rahul Dravid at No. 3," Ganguly said referring to Kohli's 148-ball 183 against Pakistan in the Asia Cup on Sunday.

Ganguly, who was present at the DVD launch of the documentary on his cricketing career, 'The Warrior Prince, also congratulated Sachin Tendulkar for completing 100 international centuries.

"I had always said it was a matter of time. Its a colossal achievement. I congratulate Sachin. I only sent a text message," he said.

Ganguly spoke to commentator Harsha Bhogle about the key phases of his career beginning with the tour of Australia in the year 1991 to retirement in Bangalore in 2008 during the DVD launch of the documentary directed by Mitali Ghosal on Monday.

During the conversation, Bhogle joked: "While Dravid would fit one to a picture perfect National Geographic mode, Tendulkars would be a blockbuster. Gangulys life would be of drama, full of emotions, ups and downs..," as he spoke about the careers of the Indian cricketing giants.


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