Former India captain Virat Kohli has made a spectacular comeback from the Asia Cup. Kohli, who returned after a six-week break, looked back to his old form in the tournament. He scored 276 runs in five innings of five matches. Virat had scored a blistering century in the match against Afghanistan. This is his first century in international cricket since November 2019. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is also very happy with Kohli’s return to form. He even said that Virat is a better player than him.
Like Kohli, Ganguly was also known for playing aggressive cricket in his time. From his captaincy to batting, it looked like this. Ganguly said that Virat is ahead of him when it comes to skill. He told a YouTube channel, “I don’t think there should be a comparison of captaincy. The comparison should be in terms of skill as a player. I think he is more skilled than me.”
‘Virat will play more than me’
Kohli scored an unbeaten 122 in his 61-ball innings against Afghanistan. He had also earlier scored half-centuries against Hong Kong and Pakistan. Praising Virat, Ganguly further said, “We played in different generations and we played a lot of cricket. I played in my generation and he will continue to play now. Probably will play more games than me.” “More cricket is happening than before. The last two seasons had to play in a bio-bubble because of the coronavirus. It got players into trouble. Players have to travel a lot.”
Players under media scrutiny: Ganguly
On Virat’s criticism, Ganguly said, “Everyone has been under media scrutiny. Names just keep changing with time. I don’t even know half of it, because I don’t read much. As soon as I enter the hotel, I tell you not to put newspapers on the door. However, now it is more than ever. Social media is on your computer and phone. I think the cricketers must have found some way or the other to stay away from it.
Kohli can play against Australia
Kohli can now appear in the T20 series against Australia. After being out of the Asia Cup, the Indian team will now appear in the bilateral series against Australia. The three-match T20I series will start on September 20. After this, Team India will play against South Africa in a series of three T20s and three ODIs at home. After that he has to take part in the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.