Aug 19, 2022, 19:29 IST

Sourav takes a massive dig at Virat Kohli ahead of the Asia Cup


Indian cricketers and its fans are waiting in anticipation for the huge challenge that begins later this month. Rohit Sharma led India will be playing against some of the best Asian talents as they prepare to defend their crown during the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup. India begin their campaign against Pakistan on 28th August at the Dubai International Stadium. India won the title last two times in 2016 and 2018 and have the most Asia Cup titles with 7 wins. Interestingly Rohit Sharma was the captain last time India won the title which was also held at UAE.

The story as it happened –

Sourav Ganguly the former India captain and the current president of the BCCI has made a massive comment just days ahead of the Asia Cup. The 50 year old has taken a dig at former India skipper Virat Kohli with his comments. The two share an uncomfortable relationship as Kohli stepped down as the skipper just days before the T20 world cup last year.

Ganguly compares MSD and Kohli –

Sourav Ganguly was recently attending an event in Kolkata, and he was asked to comment on a variety of things. One of the questions posed to the former India skipper was about the captaincy styles of some of the contemporary Indian captains. Speaking about MSD, the 50 year old said “India has produced some great captains over the years. MS Dhoni who handled the transition fantastically, and continues to bring accolades not just for India but his franchise (Chennai Super Kings)”. Speaking about Kohli, the Prince of Kolkata said “Then came Virat Kohli who also has a fantastic record. He was a different sort of captain, he did things differently. Every individual is different but what matters is the result and how many wins and losses you have. I don’t compare captains, everybody has their own way of leadership”

Ganguly has his say on Rohit Sharma –

Rohit Sharma succeeded Kohli as the Indian skipper post the T20 WC and became the T20 skipper. Sharma was then given the charge of the ODI captaincy as well, before Kohli shocked the world and stepped down as the test skipper. Rohit then became the test skipper and led the team to a clean sweep win over Sri Lanka. Speaking about the current Indian skipper, Ganguly said “Rohit Sharma is obviously a bit laid back who takes things in a very calm and cautious way and not someone who’s into your face all the time.”

Ganguly will be making a return to the field when he leads the Indian side in a special game against the World XI. The match is to be played at the Eden Gardens on the 15th of September just before the 2nd season of the Legends League Cricket starts on 17th September.