Virat Kohli’s aggressive captaincy and attitude wins kudos from Sourav Ganguly

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli
Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli  has received a kudos for his attacking captaincy; the latest to join his bandwagon of supporters is the former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who heaped praise on the India test captain, saying, he is fond of his attitude, and aggression.

“He (Virat) is a good leader … He will be a good leader, but I have said before, challenges for Indian captains is not in India its away,” the former left-hand batsman said, on the sidelines of Coca Cola-NDTV “Support My School” campaign, held in the capital. “I like him. I like what I see on the field, he wants to win, he is passionate, you can see on the field, and India has hopes for him,” Ganguly added.

Under Kohli’s leadership, India has defeated Sri Lanka, on their home turf, in the Test series, and have now taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-match Test series against the South African side .

“I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. He is a captain who always wants to win matches on the field, and I love that passion in him. I love the attitude, and aggression in Kohli,” Ganguly said.

The Nagpur pitch came under a lot of criticism, after the third Test ended within three days. When asked about the nature of pitches, in the context of matches, Ganguly said, “It’s ok, I thought, the batsmen could have batted better, the balls have turned there is not doubt about it, it turned, there was a lot of help for spinners.

“I think it’s a one-off thing, I don’t think India will produce such pitches….,” he added.

There has been a constant debate within the cricketing circles on the nature of pitches, with the Mohali, and Nagpur tests concluding within three days.

On Ravindrachandran Ashwin, who razed through the South African batting order in the recent Test matches, Ganguly said, he bowled superbly. “On these pitches, you have to bowl in right areas,” he quipped.

On the proposed India-Pakistan series to be played in Sri Lanka, which is yet to get a clearance from the Centre, Ganguly said, “I don’t know, it depends on the government…its always been the case…India Pakistan (series) depends on the government, and its not going to change.”


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