if the bcci hadn't dumped gagnuly after denying him a proper chance at international cricket in the australia world cup (when it was far more difficult to get into the team - we had som 10-12 batsmen in the reckonning), then ganguly might as well have been th highest run getter in o.d.i's today.
he wouldn't however have been a BETTER player than sachin even on his good days !!
there probably never was and will be a player better than sachin.
and then again, there probably never was and will be a player who's game was more suited to the 15 over rule than ganguly.
so to get back to your question, ganguly isnt and can never be a BETTER player than sachin.
but yes he would, and should, definitely have scored about 4000 odi runs more and about 3000 test rusns more by now - but for the revolving door policy of the jokers of the selection comittee.
and thats a big loss to indian cricket too - imagine how much we could have benifitted had th sachin - ganguly opening pair started out 4 years before it did !!
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