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Kohli best but Smith's record speaks for itself: Ganguly

Kohli best but Smiths record speaks for itself: Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, stressing that the India captain is still the best in the world but Smith's records speak for itself.

Former Australia skipper Smith retained his position at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings after the Ashes with Kohli sitting behind him on the second spot. Smith's scores of 80 and 23 have helped him remain 34 points ahead of Kohli with 937 rating points, an incredible effort since he started the series in fourth position with 857 points before his surge that came courtesy 774 runs in four Tests including a double hundred.

"These are questions not to be answered. How does it matter? It's about performance. Virat is the best in the world at the moment. So that's what makes us happy," Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of an event.

Asked about Smith, he said: "His records speak for itself... 26 Test hundreds which is a phenomenal record."

Ganguly was also asked about his ambitions of becoming the next India coach. "Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach," said the 47-year old with a smile. "In any case I am already a coach. I look after the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In my first season last year, they did well," he added.

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