"For last four years I've been saying he should bat up the order. It's no rocket science. Tendulkar would not have scored so many runs had he not opened," Ganguly said.

"He's given himself time and batted for 30-35 overs. However good you are if you don't get the number of overs how would you score runs."

India Test captain Virat Kohli may have failed yet again but Ganguly said it's a matter of time before he finds his form back.

Terming the Delhi player a champion Ganguly said: "He will score runs some day. Not everyday you can score a century, there will be ups and downs. Kohli is an absolute champion. He's a great player."

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