Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly seems mighty impressed by the leadership style of Virat Kohli, as he feels the Delhi lad has leapfrogged him in terms of using aggressive mindset while leading the team.

After suffering a shock defeat in the opening Test at Pune, Virat Kohli-led India bounced back to claim a victory in the second Test at Bengaluru by a convincing margin of 75 runs to level the series 1-1. Throughout the first two Tests, he maintained high level of enthusiasm and aggression as the skipper regardless of the fact whether the team was ahead of the opposition or lagging behind in the contest.

“I was not half of what Kohli is on the field. He has just taken it one step further. I love watching him on the ground,” Ganguly told India Today.

“But he has got to be careful. He has got to get the balance in terms of batting and captaincy.”

Ganguly even had a word of caution for him. Narrating his own experience, he warned Kohli to be aware of the law keepers of the game and not fall in their radar.

“He (Kohli) has got to stay off the match referee’s radar. Someone is going to pounce on him soon like they used to be with me,” Ganguly said.

He also brushed off the relevance of the comments made by Ian Healy and Mark Taylor and seemed confident the Indian captain won’t give too much importance to it.

“It does not matter what Healy and Mark said. I played with them and saw how they reacted on the cricket field. I am sure Kohli would not care too much either,” Ganguly concluded.


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