Speechless Sourav Ganguly brands Virat Kohli as the best finisher in ODI cricket
The appreciation came after Virat Kohli's match-winning knock of 154-runs against New Zealand in 3rd ODI.
New Delhi: Soon after Virat Kohli emulated Sachin Tendulkar's record of 14 ODI centuries while batting second, the cricket world including fans and former greats praised him for the extraordinary achievement.
Kohli has been hitting runs on a consistent basis no matter what the format is, and the stylish right-hander's 154 left everyone including the great Sourav Ganguly speechless.
Speaking to India Today, Ganguly said, "It's remarkable. It's such a pleasure to see him bat. We keep talking good things about him. I have lost all adjectives about him. It's just another good knock. Great knock to be honest. I wish he keeps playing like this."
The former Indian captain also branded the current Test captain as the best finisher in ODI cricket on present.
“By far Virat Kohli there’s no doubt about it. He not just scores hundreds at No.3, he even wins matches. He gets hundreds in all conditions whether it’s in Australia, England or South Africa. There’s no comparison with MS Dhoni.
These two are the best ODI players along with Rohit Sharma in the squad. I think Kohli is miles ahead of others in terms of his average, in terms of winning, in terms of scoring runs in all conditions. I don’t think Dhoni has got a hundred away from sub-continent in ODI but Kohli has got hundreds in all conditions. I think Rohit has also got hundred in Australia but none of them will be at par with Kohli at the moment,” said Ganguly.
Dada also presented his views on seeing MS Dhoni batting up the order at No. 4 spot by stating, "Not sure if he continues to bat at No.4. Anil Kumble needs to push him up the order because it makes life lot easier for him and people coming down the order. He hasn't got ODI hundred for three years and the reason is he bats just 40-50 balls. I think he not only undermines his talent but also undermines his team's capacity of winning games."
Sourav also called the Kohli-Dhoni duo as the best ODI players along with Rohit Sharma in the squad.
Ganguly also held special praise for Kohli by saying, "he is miles ahead of others in terms of his average, in terms of winning, in terms of scoring runs in all conditions."