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Home > Cricket > Twenty20 World Championship > Report

Ganguly hails Dhoni and his boys

Harish Kotian | September 24, 2007 22:58 IST

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Former India captain Sourav Ganguly [Images] hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni [Images] and his team after India's triumph at the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in Johannesburg on Monday..

"It is fantastic," he told from Kolkata after India beat Pakistan by five runs in a thrilling final.

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In a match that saw fortunes fluctuate till the dying moments, India scored 157 for five and then held its nerve to dismiss Pakistan for 152 with just three balls to spare.

"I think India were always in control," Ganguly added.

He showered rich praise on Dhoni for leading the side to the title in his only first outing as captain.

"What can I say about his captaincy? It was just brilliant!

"In his first tournament as captain, he won the World Cup, what more can you ask for," an ecstatic Ganguly said.

It was India's first major triumph since winning the 60 overs-a-side World Cup in 1983.

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