He is one of my favourite captains: When Sourav Ganguly lauded Virat Kohli for his leadership

Virat Kohli refuted Sourav Ganguly’s claims that he was asked to continue as team’s T20I captain after he decided to quit the role. It created a massive controversy as Ganguly is heading the BCCI. Virat made this revelation during a press conference before leaving to South Africa for a three-match Test series.

While Virat Kohli vs Sourav Ganguly might have impacted their relationship, it has not always been the case. A few years back, Ganguly had lauded the 33-year old for his captaincy.

Speaking at a promotional event of a steel company in 2016, the legendary player said –

“Virat is one of my favourite captains at the present moment. He is a terrific player. In his short career so far he has done wonders for the country. Someone who when I look at him on the field is going to raise the value of the Indian cricket with his intensity, fighting spirit and hunger to win.”

“You could see it on his face when he walks out to bat, or captain India he wants to be the best. The country needs him at the moment and I think he is great addition to Indian cricket,” added Ganguly,”