- Ganguly opined that even Tendulkar would have found it difficult to match Kohli’s record against Australia.
- “Kohli is human and he had to fail one day. He failed in both innings in Pune,” Ganguly said.
- The visitors have now taken a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.
Sourav Ganguly complimented Virat Kohli by comparing him with batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. (AFP Photo)
NEW DELHI: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday supported current officeholder Virat Kohli after the embarrassing 333-run misfortune against Australia in the primary cricket Test coordinate at Pune.
Ganguly complimented Kohli, who scored 0 and 13 on the troublesome Pune track, by contrasting him and Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli has been greatly fruitful against Australia in their own particular patio and Ganguly opined that even Tendulkar would have thought that it was hard to coordinate the present Indian captain’s record against maybe the most troublesome group on the planet.
“Kohli is human and he needed to fizzle one day. He bombed in both innings in Pune. I think he played a tiny bit of a free shot in the primary innings outside the off stump however the Australians knocked down some pins him there,” Ganguly was cited as saying by India Today.
“To watch those four consecutive Test coordinate hundreds against Australia in Australia was dreamlike. I have not seen even Sachin Tendulkar do that,” he included.
The main Test match of the four-coordinate arrangement completed inside three days with Australia guaranteeing a 333-run triumph as left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe took six wickets in every innings.
The guests have now taken a 1-0 lead in the four-coordinate Test arrangement.