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. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”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.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There will undoubtedly be many renditions of “O Canada” sung at concerts, community events and backyard BBQs this Canada Day. But what if we all chose one moment and performed the anthem at the same time?We’re working to help to make that happen.We’re inviting you join us for the Canada 150 National Anthem Singalong. How does it work? On July 1, roughly 49,000 people will be gathered to watch the Blue Jays game in Toronto. At the moment when that crowd joins the singing of the national anthem, our colleagues from across Rogers radio and television stations will broadcast “O Canada” as well. Whether you’re at a pool party with a couple of dozen friends or hanging by yourself on the cottage dock, you’ll be able to connect with fellow Canadians across the country by singing along.The pre-game ceremonies at the game will start at 1 pm ET and be carried live on Sportsnet, Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet NOW.City television stations will simulcast the ceremonies in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal until the anthem concludes. Rogers’ radio stations – including this one – across the country will broadcast the anthem at 1:11 pm ET so you can join in.And, if you’d like to join the fun, please share videos of your versions of the anthem on social media — including Facebook Live — and use the hashtag #singalong150.There will be plenty of memorable moments this Canada Day. We’re hoping this might be one of them.