Can play with five bowlers if Binny is that option: Ganguly

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Sep 06, 2015 12:50 IST
Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee's newest members Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly before the committee meeting on July 13-14, 2015. (Reuters Photo)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that the Virat Kohli-led side can play with five bowlers if Stuart Binny is the bowling all-rounder although it should be situation specific.

"You have to decide as per the situation. In the past also, we have seen India play with five bowlers. I think five bowlers is a good option if you consider Stuart Binny as your fifth bowler," he added.

Ganguly praised the team's series victory in Sri Lanka especially after losing the first Test.

"It's a fabulous victory. The way they have bounced back from losing a match to win the series is a great achievement. If they keep playing like this, they will continue to win in future," the former India captain said releasing a book on former president late APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of Teachers' Day.

The 43-year-old fondly remembered his association with former president.

"You always have to choose the priorities in life and it's not just how you're born but how you lead your life and he chose to lead his life with students and also died among students," said Ganguly.

Recalling receiving Padma Shri from the 11th President of India in 2004, Ganguly said,"He was a genius. A great scientist and I had the honour of receiving the Award from him."

"What stood out was his simplicity and you could see the spark in his eyes. A man for the masses," Ganguly said.

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