Virat Kohli is more skilful than me: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Returning to form with a flamboyant century at the Asian Cup, Virat Kohli has earned praise from BCCI chairman Sourav Ganguly, who says the star Indian batsman is ‘more skilful’ than him as a than a player.
Both played aggressive cricket as captains but Ganguly said in terms of skill Kohli was ahead of him.
“I don’t think (the captaincy) should be the comparison… The comparison should be in terms of skill as a player. I think he’s more skilled than me,” Ganguly said of Kohli in the ‘ Ranveer Show’ on Youtube.
Returning after a month-long hiatus, Kohli recently recorded his first international century in 1,020 days, when he slammed an unreleased 61-ball 122 in India’s latest Super 4 clash against Afghanistan in Dubai. Thursday.

Praising Kohli, Ganguly added: “We played in different generations and we played a lot of cricket. I played in my generation and he will continue to play, probably playing more games than me.
“Right now I’ve played more than he has, but he’s going to get past that. He’s great.”
“Cricket has gotten a little more hectic, busy. COVID over the last two seasons has made it even more difficult because of quarantine and all that has happened. But the rewards are good.”
When asked if he gave Kohli any advice when he was struggling with form, Ganguly replied, “I don’t see it. Poor guys travel a lot.”
“Everyone came under intense media scrutiny. Only the names change over time. I won’t know half of them because I didn’t read much. I walked into a hotel and the first thing I said at the reception, ‘Boss, don’t put the newspaper under my door in the morning’.

“But now obviously it’s a lot more; social media is on your computer and your phone. But I think cricketers are finding a way to turn that off,” Ganguly added.
Kohli hit the elusive triple digit mark after nearly three years, albeit in a format “he least expected”.

His 71st international cent also puts him alongside the great Ricky Ponting in the list of most centuries. Sachin Tendulkar remains far ahead with 100 tons.
During his playing days, Ganguly also had many ups and downs, especially after his confrontation with then India manager Greg Chappell.
Ganguly said cricketers should accept setbacks in a positive way.
“I didn’t have any trauma. I just had good days and bad days. I had less pressure, a little more pressure and too much pressure… I don’t consider that a trauma.
“Young people should see it that way too. I can say that now because I have a bit more experience. But young people should see it as an opportunity and move on.”
On today’s quick game, Ganguly said: “The game is different. It’s gotten faster, shorter, more sixes, more limits and there aren’t many deliveries left outside the stump. The game has changed.”

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