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Will support Brazil but also looking forward t Messi magic: Ganguly

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A self confessed buff, former like thousands of Kolkatans will be rooting for his favourite team but at the same time wants to be captivated by Lionel Messi's artistry.

"I am looking forward to magic. He's yet to win a It's going to be a big for him," said Ganguly, who has plans to watch the finals.

He further picked Argentina and as the teams to watch out for in 2018.

"is my favourite team but I am a fan," he conceded with a smile.

also extended best wishes to Arjun Tendulkar, who has been selected for the Under-19 side which will be touring next month.

"Lots of wishes to him. I have never seen him play. I hope he does well," he said of the son of his long time teammate

further said Virat and Co are overwhelming favourites to win the next month's full series in England.

"I'm very hopeful that will win in England. The way they have played the ODI series in South Africa, if they are able to hold back the momentum, they will absolutely win."

India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and five Tests in the tour of England beginning July 3.

England recently suffered a nine-wicket loss to at the Lord's Test before levelling the series 1-1 at Headingley.

"India are a far better side than India will have better chances of winning the series," Ganguly said.

India Kohli's phenomenal batting form has fetched him the BCCI's best award for two seasons and Ganguly said he should just keep playing.

He's nearing 30 and has another six-seven years... He just has to keep playing and don't worry about anything."

To honour former Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI has rechristened four awards in remembrance of the late

"It's a great The proposal was put forward during the BCCI working committee meeting two years ago. We are very happy because he deserves every bit," Ganguly concluded.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 20:20 IST