Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that he has a lot of hopes from India captain Virat Kohli. He added that Kohli is like the man who is on a mission to make his team the best. Ganguly spoke about Virat Kohli in a chat show 'Breakfast with Champions', which will be aired on July 26. "When Virat Kohli plays, wherever you are, you will come and watch that, because he is playing. That is his impact. When you look at him, you will get to know that this man has a mission of making his team the best," Ganguly said.
He also batted for the Yo-Yo test and said that there are reasons behind the test as cricket has changed over the years and has now become a fitness-oriented sport.
"There is fitness and Yo-Yo test. People criticize it but there is a reason behind these tests. You have to be mentally tough. Now, cricket is fitness oriented and sports has changed over the years. I have a lot of hopes on Virat Kohli and nation believes in him," he added.
Ahead of India's five-match Test series against England, Ganguly said that the Indian batsmen will have to perform if India are to win the series in England.
"(It will depend) on the batsmen. You have to score 400 runs in Test cricket. If they get 400 runs in the first innings, they will win Test matches," Ganguly had said.
"They are a good team. If they bat well, they will do well in England. They can win the Test series. India has got a big chance of winning," he added.
The five-match Test series, beginning from August 1, will also be a test for the English side as they have failed to win any of their last three series with just one match won.
The last time India toured England was under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Indian side lost the five-match Test series 3-1 after the first tie ended in a draw.
(With IANS inputs)
- Kohli has a mission of making his team the best, Ganguly said
- The five-match India vs England Test series begins from August 1
- The last time India toured England, they lost the 5-match Test 3-1
|1||Virat Kohli India||935|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||919|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||812|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|5||Trent Boult New Zealand||795|
|1||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||862|
|2||David Warner||David Warner||861|
|3||AB de Villiers||AB de Villiers||847|
|4||Joe Root||Joe Root||798|
|5||Kane Williamson||Kane Williamson||779|
|1||Josh Hazlewood||Josh Hazlewood||732|
|2||Imran Tahir||Imran Tahir||718|
|3||Mitchell Starc||Mitchell Starc||701|
|4||Kagiso Rabada||Kagiso Rabada||685|
|5||Sunil Narine||Sunil Narine||683|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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