Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly hailed Virat Kohli as the best-ever batter. He said that the right-hander knows what the situation requires and urged him to leave the deliveries outside off stump in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia.
After India bundled out Australia for 469 runs in the first innings, it was expected that they would make a strong comeback with the bat. But it wasn’t the case as they suffered a horrendous batting collapse and lost four early wickets that put them under immense pressure.
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Virat Kohli to some extent looked good to the eyes and showed respect to balls outside off. It looked like he would bail India out of trouble as he played a few gorgeous drives at well. But that didn’t happen as got a peach from Mitchell Starc that saw him back in the hut for 14 runs off 31 balls.
Sourav Ganguly, who is commentating during the WTC Final, said that Virat Kohli knows what to do in these situations. He highlighted his Test and ODI record and hailed him as the best batter. Speaking during the tea break, he said:
“He has to leave the deliveries outside off stump which he has already done today, a few times just before tea, he knows how to score runs in these conditions. His Test record is very good, his ODI Record is probably the best ever in the history of One Day Cricket and he will know what the situation requires.”
ICC World Test Championship Final: “You will get good deliveries upfront with the new ball,” Sourav Ganguly on dismissals of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill
Sourav Ganguly further went opened up about the dismissals of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. He admitted that both got good deliveries with the new ball but that’s what happens in Test matches. He also pointed out that Scott Boland will be the bowler that will trouble India throughout this game. He said:
“You will get good deliveries upfront with the new ball. There was a good one for Rohit Sharma and he has been out a few times with the ball coming back into him Shubman Gill missed the line and it knocked the off-stump.
“So Bolland will be a handy bowler on this wicket and he will trouble India right throughout this Test match but you expect to see this in Test matches with these conditions so they may have lost a couple of wickets but it’s a lot of batting to come you need a partnership from Pujara and Virat Kohli.” He concluded.