Sourav Ganguly : ‘Virat Kohli great advertisement for cricket’

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly hails Virat Kohli‘s sizzling double hundred against the West Indies in the first innings of Antigua Test. Ganguly termed Kohli as an extraordinary cricketer and a great advertisement for the game of cricket.

“I don’t compare cricketers, I don’t compare eras but Virat Kohli is special. Yes, he is an emotional person. You will see emotions on the field with Virat Kohli till the time he plays cricket and that is the reason he brings back people to the ground. That is the reason he brings people like us to watch him play when he walks out to bat or when he walks out to field. You just get the feeling that he wants to win matches be it Tests, T20s or ODIs” Ganguly said.

He (Kohli) is a passionate person, he loves this game, loves to be on the winning team and he loves giving kisses on the cricket ground. It doesn’t matter where he does it, whether it is on the pitch or his bat or whether it is for his fellow teammates, he wears his heart on his sleeve. He is a terrific advertisement for the game, a huge brand for cricket and he is the future of Indian cricket”.

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I did not get a double hundred so this is different, he has got a double hundred in Antigua in the 1st Test and a double hundred is different. Yes it helps when the captain gets a hundred in the 1st Test of a series, it sets the tone, it actually sends a message in the dressing room that listen if I can get it then rest can as well,” the former Indian skipper added.

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