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Ganguly eyeing 100 on Bangladesh tour

Sourav Ganguly said he would try to convert his 80s into hundreds if he got a chance in the two-Test series.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Chittagong
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2007 06:32 PM IST

After consistently hitting half centuries since his comeback, Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he would try to convert his 80s into hundreds if he got a chance in the two-Test cricket series against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

"I was the highest run getter in Tests in South Africa recently. The good thing is I have been consistent. Here if I get to the eighties I will surely try to convert them into 100s," Ganguly told reporters after the nets.

Asked how was he feeling on his "comeback", Ganguly said "I don't think of it as a comeback. We (Sachin Tendulkar and he) were not dropped, but officially rested. This also gave a few youngsters to perform."

Ganguly said he had no preferrences for batting order or bowling during the Test.

"I always work hard at the nets. It's the decision of the team and what the situation demanded," he said when asked if he would bowl in the Test.

About opening the innings, he said "that is again up to the team management. If they deem fit I'm game."

On his huge popularity in Bangladesh, Ganguly said "I don't consider Bangladesh as a different country. I captained in my first Test here. So Bangladesh will always be special."

At nets Ganguly looked a picture of concentration when Rudra Pratap Singh, Romesh Pawar and a three local bowlers bowled at him.

Initially, he looked a bit tentative, but later his form returned. He also stepped out a few time to lift the spinners.

Cricket Manager Ravi Shastri stood all along watching Ganguly. At first, he stood at the umpire's position and then watched him from the point region.

Ganguly also bowled at the nets to Wasim Jaffer and Sachin Tendulkar.

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