When you concentrate on it, there is not a lot distinction between Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli as captains. In the early 2000s, Ganguly, as captain of staff India, revolutionised Indian cricket. Under his management, the staff developed a brand new match-winning angle. Ganguly was also called somebody who wouldn’t draw back from a dialog within the center, and pictures of him waving his t-shirt at Lord’s after win over England is nonetheless a second etched within the minds of cricket followers.
Kohli has a similar angle as Ganguly. He is at all times stuffed with power, and he by no means backs away from a problem. The India captain oozes of confidence and the oppositions have realised that talking to him in the course of the play solely makes him a greater cricketer as a result of he not often ever will get rattled.
But the similarities between the captaincy kinds of the 2 Indian stars don’t finish right here. Former India pacer Irfan Pathan believes there is one other enormous similarity between Kohli and Ganguly as captains.
“He is very similar to Sourav Ganguly as well. A guy who backs his youngsters really, really well. Virat Kohli has that aura about him, that he goes out of his way to back the youngsters,” Pathan stated within the newest episode of Star Sports chat present Cricket Connected.
“We have seen that with Rishabh Pant, we have seen the press conferences, he goes and says, ‘No, we need to back a guy like Rishabh Pant purely on his potential’,” Pathan added.
Meanwhile, Ganguly, who is presently the BCCI President in an interview revealed that he has spoken to Kohli over the upcoming tour to Australia this yr and informed him that he expects his staff to win.
“I have said that to Virat also,” Ganguly informed India Today in an interview. “I said, ‘because you’re Virat Kohli, your standards are high. When you walk to play, when you walk with your team, I, watching on TV, don’t expect you to just play well against Australia. I expect you to win.”
“So for me, that is what it is. Because you have set the standards. It’s not anybody else. So you have to live up to the standards’,” Ganguly additional added.