Stop criticising Sachin Tendulkar, says Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Navjot Sidhu said change is not always the progress and the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara need a Sachin Tendulkar in the dressing room.

"We have no Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman... We cannot make wholesale changes, it has to be a

mixture. The likes of Kohlis and Pujaras need one Sachin Tendulkar and a solid captain in the dressing room."

Harbhajan Singh hasn't been in the best of form but Sourav Ganguly feels that the senior off-spinner is going through a learning curve.

"Harbhajan Singh is only 31 and has time left in him. He has to be patient. No player goes on improving, such lows do come..."

"I had gone through for five-six months. For Bhajji, it's for a bit longer. More than 15 months or so. But he has to see it as a learning curve. To be patient is important. It would only brings the best out of you."

There were also talks about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's defensive captaincy and his string of poor shows in the longer version, as Kapil Dev said: "He is still the best wicketkeeper we have seen. His records speak for himself.

"Like Sachin Tendulkar, we should give some more chance. He has the ability to make it big."

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