Former India captain Sourav Ganguly felt that Virender Sehwag's double hundred in Indore yesterday would stand him in good stead on India's forthcoming tour of Australia.
"The double hundred will be a big morale booster for him with the tough Australian tour lined up. You will find the bowling attack, conditions different Down Under. This double ton will give him big confidence for sure ahead of the Australia tour.
"This is a great achievement and I congratulate Sehwag for the amazing feat. He has captained the Indian side on and off for a short while and I believe he could end up as a good captain. He is a gambler, a player who loves to take risks. If he keeps getting opportunities as a captain, he will come up with many such milestones," Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI.
Chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth exclaimed: "He missed his double century (175) during the World Cup game against Bangladesh at Mirpur. But today, he has achieved a feat which I would like to describe as incredible."