Indian news October 7, 2009

Sehwag should not pass up captaincy - Ganguly

Cricinfo staff

Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain, has backed Virender Sehwag to lead India before he retires from international cricket.

"Virender Sehwag has it in him to lead India," Ganguly told Indian television channel Star News. "Sehwag still has at least five or six years of cricket in him and even if any chance of captaining the side comes his way in the last two years of his career he should not pass it on.''

Having initially stated that he did not want to lead India, he backtracked by saying he was not keen on the vice-captaincy as he felt the selectors were better off grooming a youngster for the job, but was open to leading his country. To that Ganguly said: "I don't think Veeru should think like this."

Sehwag considered Ganguly as the best leader he had played under.

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