Ganguly on Kohli’s 39th ODI century: Former Indian captain was seen hailing the Indian captain for his outstanding innings.
It might sound repetitive but with his 39th ODI century, India captain Virat Kohli once again proved as to why he is the best contemporary ODI batsman. The fact that it was another of those innings which came in the second innings and aided India to win the match speaks highly about Kohli’s skills while chasing totals.
Another fact that Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored his 39th ODI century in his 350th innings, whereas, Kohli achieved the feat in his 210th innings makes us comprehend the speed with which Kohli is running past records in international cricket.
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Kohli might not have finished the innings for India but his team would have been in deep trouble without his contribution. The 30-year old batsman batted with three partners (Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Mahendra Singh Dhoni), stitching 50+ partnerships with each one of them.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his tiredness on praising Kohli time and again. Speaking on India TV’s show Cricket Ki Baat, Ganguly was highly impressed with how Kohli shifted gears after scoring a half-century.
Congratulations Virat Kohli on the 1st of your 10 ODI Centuries in 2019.
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“Kohli is a big player and we are tired of saying this. If any young player was seeing this innings, he will learn how to control the game. When he reached 70, his run-rate jumped to 100 because he knew that run-rate is going high,” Ganguly said.
Comparing Kohli to Tendulkar, Ganguly didn’t hesitate for a second to name the former as an ‘all-time great’.
“I’ve seen a lot of great players. I’ve seen Sachin, I’ve played over 300 games myself but for Virat Kohli, all I will say is — Wow. Outstanding and he is an all-time great and the next six years or whatever he plays, he will be great for India,” the 46-year-old added.