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Ganguly eyes Sachin success

India all-rounder vying for one-day glory

Ganguly: Point to prove

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly wants to emulate the recent one-day success of team-mate Sachin Tendulkar and prove his worth in the shorter form of the game.

Tendulkar inspired India to a brilliant Commonwealth Bank Series win in Australia, scintillating knocks of 117 and 91 in the opening two clashes of the best-of-three final ensured success in the southern-hemisphere for the Asian nation.

Tendulkar was the only senior batsman kept in the squad on the back of the Test series against the Australians, with the likes of Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman returning home prior to the CB Series.

Inspiration

However, Ganguly has taken inspiration from Tendulkar's achievements in the one-day format and hopes to force himself back into the international reckoning.

He told the Times of India: "Looking at Sachin, there is room for performance. He has shown he has what it takes to win a series overseas.

"With lots of cricket coming up, the best way for me would be to take it series by series. The advent of IPL makes the cricket schedule a bit heavier."

Ganguly, who averages 41 in one-day internationals, added that he "has never thought of quitting limited-overs to concentrate on Tests".