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Veteran English skipper, Nasser Hussain has compared the captaincy styles of former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly and the current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. Although Sourav Ganguly could not lead team India to an ICC title or help them achieve the first position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, there can be no denying the fact that Sourav Ganguly brought a revolution in Indian captaincy.
He reposed faith in young players and they eventually went on to pay the price in the latter stages of their career. During his tenure, Sourav Ganguly has led Team India in 146 ODIs and 49 Tests, out of which the team emerged victorious on 76 and 21 occasions respectively.
Now, Nasser Hussain has highlighted the difference in the captaincy styles of Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli and how did they impact Indian cricket.
Nasser Hussain Differentiates Between Sourav Ganguly’s And Virat Kohli’s Captaincy
“Sourav made the Indian team a feisty side. He made the side tough, and when he was captaining the side you knew you were in a big battle with them. I have a huge respect for him as a captain as he started the revolution of Indian cricket,” Nasser Hussain said on Sony Ten Pit Stop.
“Virat Kohli is a hugely combative cricketer. When he is out on the field, he wants to win and is desperate for the victory,” added Hussain.
Virat Kohli Has Had An Impressive Run As The Skipper Of India
Virat Kohli has been an impressive skipper, especially in Test cricket for team India. Virat has led the Men in Blue in 55 Test matches out of which the team has won 33 games and lost 12 games. 10 games have ended in a draw, and he has a win percentage of 60 in the most extended format of the game.
Kohli has also led India in 89 ODIs so far out of which the team has gone on to win 62 matches and lost only 24 matches. One game has tied during Virat’s reign, and two ended in no result. Virat Kohli has a win percentage of 71.83 as India have emerged as one of the strongest ODI teams in world cricket.
In the T20Is, Kohli has led team India in 37 games so far wherein they have won 22 games and lost 11 matches. 2 games have ended in a tie, and two games have ended in No Result. Kohli has a win percentage of 65.71 in T20Is.