Nagpur, Nov 6 (PTI) Former captains Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly today reposed faith in Mahendra Singh Dhoni and expressed hopes that under him, India would emerge as the number one team in the world. "I know for the fact that this team under MS and (coach) Gary (Kirsten) will soon become the number one team.
We have that talent," an optimist Kumble said after he, along with Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman were felicitated by the BCCI here. Ganguly, India's most successful captain ever, shared Kumble's view and said, "MS and Gary are our two torch-bearers and I hope they would take Indian cricket forward.
" Ganguly, who is playing his last Test here, took the occasion to thank all and said though he didn't endear to all, he always had the team interest in mind. "It was a long journey with lots of ups and downs, victory and loss but it was wonderful.
Sharing the dressing room with the likes of Anil, Sachin, Rahul (Dravid) and Laxman has been an honour and privilege. "During the journey, I made both friends and enemies but it was all for the good of Indian cricket," said the left-hander.
Kumble individually thanked almost each and every teammate even though Tendulkar came in for special praise. "When he first came into the international scene, whole India said 'you'd break every batting record' and he had the talents to prove all right.
"With Rahul, I have shared a special bond, he was my Karnataka teammate as well. We have had some fantastic moments and I say 'you have been the backbone of Indian cricket.
All the success we had came because of your contribution'," Kumble said. PTI.
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