The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has downplayed comparisons with Virat Kohli, saying that the latter is more skilful than him. Kohli recently ended his three-year long century drought against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022.
Kohli, who went over 1000 days without scoring a hundred, smacked a scintillating unbeaten 122 off 61 balls to bring his 71st international ton and his first in the shortest format of the game.
Sourav Ganguly spoke highly of Kohli with reference to his skillset. He predicted that the 33-year-old will have more appearances than him at the end of his career. Speaking on the YouTube channel TRS Clips, the former Indian captain stated:
“The comparison should be in terms of skill as a player. I think he is more skilful than I’m. 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. At present moment, I have played more than what he has but he’ll get past that. He is tremendous.”
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— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 9, 2022
“The game is faster…” – Virat Kohli on how cricket has changed
Sourav Ganguly also spoke about the new generation of cricketers playing more aggressively than the previous lot. He explained how the game has changed over time. He added further:
“Yeah, the game is different, the game is faster… shorter and faster, more sixes, more boundaries, not many deliveries left outside the off stump. So the game has changed.”
Virat Kohli will next be seen in action during the three-match T20I series against Australia, which gets underway on September 20 in Mohali.