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'Ganguly axed when he was doing well'

Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Sourav had a distinction of 'winning matches' and should not have been treated in this manner.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2006 13:22 IST

Former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhuon Tuesdaysaid he regretted that Sourav Ganguly was axed from India's one-day international cricket team when the former captain was batting well.

"The cricketer who completed his 10,000 runs in one-day matches and has distinction of winning a number of international matches under his captaincy, was shown the door when he was batting well," the cricketer-turned-politician told reporters at Malerkotla.

Ganguly has missed India's three ODI series in a row against Sri Lanka and South Africa at home last year and against Pakistan, which has just concluded in Pakistan.

Sidhu, a BJP MP, lauded the present team combination for being disciplined and exhibiting a superb performance against their rivals in Pakistan.

First Published: Feb 22, 2006 11:33 IST