Ganguly dismisses comparisons between Smith, Kohli

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly says the rankings don't matter, it is all about performing and being consistent.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly at an event in Kolkata on Monday.   -  PTI


Former India captain Sourav Ganguly prefers not to get into the debate of choosing the better batsman between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.

Smith maintained his number one rank in the latest ICC Test batsman rankings. Kohli (903) is 34 points behind the Australian (937).

“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 said on the sidelines of an event.

On Smith, Ganguly said, “His records speak for itself - 26 Test hundreds is a phenomenal record.”

When asked about the ambition of becoming India coach one day, he said it would be better to wait for the present coach, Ravi Shastri, to finish his stint.

“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,” said Ganguly.

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