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Rohit as good as anybody in shorter format: Ganguly

Showering praise on Rohit Sharma, former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the opener is as good as anybody in the world but wondered why he was not able to translate his limited overs performances in Test cricket. “I’ve seen his full innings. He was exceptional today. He is a terrific one day player and it surprises me that he does not turn this performances in Tests,” Ganguly said of Sharma’s unbeaten 171 that helped India set a competitive 310 to defend against Australia at Perth in their first ODI Down Under. “In one day cricket, at the top of the order, he’s as good as anybody in the world. He’s too young to judge at the moment but he’s outstanding. He makes the game look easy when he gets going. But when he gets out you feel why did he get out. He is an amazing player in the shorter format of the game. This knock was absolutely brilliant.” However, the total proved to be insufficient for India as Australia scripted a five-wicket win with centuries from Bailey and skipper Steve Smith to go 1-0 up.
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