“Saw That With Rahul Dravid”: Sourav Ganguly On Virat Kohli’s Success After 2014 England Tour

File photograph of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and former India captain Virat Kohli© AFP

Former India captain Virat Kohli will be part of a choose listing of Indian cricketers when he performs his a centesimal Take a look at match in Mohali as India tackle Sri Lanka within the first of the two-match Take a look at sequence. Kohli is already one of many legends of the fashionable recreation and Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly praised Kohli for his contribution to Indian cricket through the years.

“To begin with, you need to be a very good player to get there. Very few people in Indian cricket have played 100 Test matches. It’s a fantastic landmark. Virat is a great player and deserves every bit of it,” Ganguly informed Hindustan Occasions in an interview.

“Expectations will at all times be there whenever you play at this stage. I do not evaluate totally different generations. However no matter quantity he has batted, whether or not it’s No.4 in Take a look at matches or No.3 in restricted overs cricket, he has batted marvelously,” Ganguly added.

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Kohli endured a tough time in England on the 2014 tour, but the batter made changes to his game and dominated world cricket thereafter till 2019. Ganguly compared Kohli’s domination in that period to that of Rahul Dravid’s from 2002 to 2005.

“His technique, his positivity, his footwork, his balance…I like all of that. Above all, the way Virat changed his game after 2014 in England when he was struggling. I saw that Test series because I was working as a commentator there. And he had a remarkable five years after that. That’s what normally happens. I saw that with Rahul Dravid between 2002 to 2005. You see great players having these phases where they are at their peak. Sachin had many,” Ganguly stated.

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