Kohli is more skilful than me: Ganguly

“I don’t think that (captaincy) should be the comparison... The comparison should be in terms of skill as a player. I think he is more skilful than I’m,” Ganguly
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

NEW DELHI: Back in form with a blazing century at the Asia Cup, Virat Kohli has earned praise from BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who said the star Indian batter is more skilful,than him as a player. Both played aggressive brand of cricket as captains, but Ganguly said in terms of skill set, Kohli is ahead of him.

“I don’t think that (captaincy) should be the comparison... The comparison should be in terms of skill as a player. I think he is more skilful than I’m,” Ganguly said of Kohli in the ‘Ranveer Show’ on YouTube.

Having returned after a month-long break, Kohli recently recorded his first international century in 1020 days, when he slammed a 61-ball 122 not out during India’s final Super 4 clash against Afghanistan in Dubai on Thursday.

Showering praise on Kohli, Ganguly further said: “We played in different generations, and we played a lot of cricket. I played in my generation, and he will continue playing, probably playing more games than I did.

“Currently, I have played more than what he has but he’ll get past that. He is tremendous.”

Asked whether he gave Kohli any advice when he was struggling for form, Ganguly said: “I don’t get to see them. The poor guys travel a lot.”

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