Virat Kohli dominated the headlines once again as he lead India to a 5-1 series hammering of South Africa in the sixth and final ODI of the Momentum Series at Centurion on Friday.
Kohli Upgraded version of Sourav Ganguly
Everyone from around the corner of the world praised Virat Kohli for his performance, including former Indian destructive batsman Virender Sehwag, who termed Kohli as an upgraded version of former India captain Sourav Ganguly.
“Kohli’s aggression can be compared with Ganguly. In fact, he is an upgraded version of Sourav Ganguly. Under Ganguly’s captaincy, we saw some incredible wins overseas and such has been the trend so far with Virat Kohli. Kohli is the No.1 captain in terms of series wins. If we analyse the past eight series wins under his captaincy, we’ll find that he is one of the best captains we have ever seen,” Sehwag was quoted as saying by India TV.
Sehwag feels it’s too early for debate
Meanwhile Virender Sehwag drawn comparisons with many greats of the game, but Sehwag feels it too early to jump into the debate.
“Having said that, I believe that we should not compare him with the best of previous captains. He needs more time and experience as captain to reach where the past skippers are. He has gained confidence with the captaincy. Unlike others, he has matured and has taken his individual game to the next level. He doesn’t take the pressure of captaincy. In fact, he has improved his game with the responsibility. He has brought the trend of fitness in the camp,” he added.
How many ODI centuries Virat Kohli will score?
Sehwag, who is active on Twitter, was asked by one of his followers regarding how many ODI hundreds he thought Kohli could achieve in his career, to which he replied, 62.
On future overseas tour in England and Australia
“The fighting team is the power of captain Kohli and I strongly believe that this team can do wonders in England and Australia. The best thing about Kohli’s captaincy is that he brings the best out of individuals. The day bowlers stop performing Kohli’s downfall will begin. His strength lies in the current bowling line-up,” Sehwag concluded.