Vengsarkar lauds Ganguly's hundred

Updated: 19 October 2008 15:45 IST

Former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar lauded the century scored by Sourav Ganguly at Mohali against the Australians on Saturday.

Vengsarkar lauds Ganguly's hundred

Mumbai:

Former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar lauded the century scored by Sourav Ganguly at Mohali against the Australians on Saturday and said the southpaw's decision to retire was a personal one.

When asked if the century proved that the former India skipper had more cricket left in him, Vengsarkar said, "His retirement is up to him and is a personal decision. However, the century today was excellent and he has played very well."

Vengsarkar, who was speaking on the sidelines of a function here, also denied there being any rift between him and the batsman over an alleged interview in which Ganguly had hit out at the selection committee headed by Vengsarkar for omitting him from the Irani Trophy.

"He has denied saying anything like that and it is a closed chapter," he said.

Vengsarkar praised Sachin Tendulkar for his record breaking feat and said the cricketer had managed to retain the enthusiasm with which he had entered the sport.

"The enthusiasm he had then is still there. I think there are a couple of years more of cricket in him and he has done very well so far," he said, adding that he had wished the master batsman on achieving the record.

The former chief selector also praised ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his knock in the ongoing Test but refused to comment on if the wicket-keeper batsman would be elevated to Test captain as well.

The former cricketer was present at a function organised by jewellery company 'Gitanjali' to announce a function in Dubai on October 23 to felicitate the players of the victorious team which won the World Cup in 1983.

"I will not be present since I am opening a cricket academy in Pune and the function is expected to be attended by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar," Vengsarkar said.

The victorious team members will be presented with a special diamond encrusted trophy.



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