John Buchanan points out similarities between Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli ahead of Australia-India series

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Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli Ajinkya Rahane
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Forward of the much-anticipated collection between Australia and India, the previous coach John Buchanan has in contrast Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli. India and Australia are scheduled to lock horns in three ODIs and three T20Is earlier than taking part in out the much-awaited four-match Check collection. The tour will get underway on November 27 with the ODI collection.

And forward of the collection, Buchanan has lavished reward on Kohli. The India skipper is thought for his never-say-die and fearless method on the sphere which has made Buchanan draw a parallel between Kohli and Ganguly. The previous coach said that he sees shades of Ganguly in Kohli. Recalling Ganguly’s captaincy, Buchanan mentioned identical to the previous captain, Kohli additionally finds out methods to steer his crew to wins in opposition to sturdy groups.

“As soon as Sourav took over, he instilled a unique method of not solely taking part in but additionally a unique method of simply conducting themselves in opposition to sturdy oppositions like Australia. It was a creating rivalry for certain, however Sourav was capable of take it to a different stage. Like Ganguly, Kohli has finished the identical factor for the India crew,” John Buchanan instructed Sportstar.

Virat Kohli has finished an unimaginable job: John Buchanan

John Buchanan additional lavished reward on Kohli’s management. He mentioned that Kohli has finished a very good job as a captain regardless of his efficiency with the bat. He recalled India’s historic tour of Australia in 2018-19 to again his declare. Kohli had not likely managed to reside as much as the expectations on that tour with the bat however grew to become the primary Indian captain to win a Check collection in Australia.

“He [Virat Kohli] has finished an extremely good job – regardless of whether or not he’s scoring runs or not. If we return to 2019, Pujara was the star of the collection and Kohli made some contributions, so did [Ajinkya] Rahane. However Kohli’s actual contribution is his management and captaincy and the best way he instils greatness – not solely to win video games but additionally find a solution to beat groups,” mentioned John Buchanan.

For the upcoming Check collection, Kohli gained’t have the ability to play all of the 4 video games. The India skipper will return dwelling after the primary Check to be on the beginning of his first youngster. Talking about it, Buchanan mentioned that Kohli’s absence will probably be felt not solely on the sphere however off it as properly.

“Whoever replaces him – which might be going to be Rahane – may be a very good chief, however Kohli has one thing particular about him. It’s not solely on the sphere however they will even be lacking him off the sphere, as a result of it’s going to be an extended tour,” mentioned Buchanan.

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