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The high-voltage ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 final between India and South Africa is scheduled to take place on Saturday at the Kensington Oval Barbados. Ahead of the championship match, India legend Sourav Ganguly praised captain Rohit Sharma and made a hilarious claim about the 37-year-old, who will be desperate to end India's 11-year ICC title drought.

While India will look to join England and West Indies as the three teams to win the T20 World Cup twice, South Africa have reached their first-ever World Cup final and will hope to clinch silverware in the showdown.

Sourav Ganguly told PTI, "I don't think he can lose two World Cup finals in seven (six) months. He will probably jump into the Barbados ocean if he loses two finals under his captaincy in seven months."

After having a strong tournament, India lost the ODI World Cup 2023 final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Before the ODI World Cup, India faced a disappointing loss against the same opponent in the World Test Championship final. 

Ganguly added, "He has led from the front, batted brilliantly, and I hope it continues tomorrow. Hope India finishes on the right side, and they should play with freedom. They have been the best side of the competition. I wish them luck, I wish they win. Hope they have a little bit of luck tomorrow because that is required to win big tournaments."

The former BCCI President concluded, "Rohit has the record of winning five IPL titles, which is a huge achievement. Winning an IPL sometimes is more difficult. Don't misquote me, I'm not saying IPL is better than international cricket. But you have to win 16-17 (12-13) matches to win an IPL; here you need to win 8-9 matches to win a World Cup. The honour is more in winning the World Cup, and I hope Rohit does it tomorrow."