Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that he (Kohli) has to score runs not only for India but for himself. Hope it will be a good season for him. We all have faith that he will be back in the rhythm.
Kolkata. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said on Friday that struggling batsman Virat Kohli must score runs not only for India but also for himself. Kohli has not scored three runs in international cricket after scoring a century in the pink ball Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in 2019. He will again want to try to regain the old momentum in the Asia Cup starting here on Saturday. “He (Kohli) has to score runs not only for India but for himself,” Ganguly said during an interaction here. Hope it will be a good season for him. We’re all sure he’ll be back in the groove.
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Ganguly, one of India’s most successful captains, said, “I am sure that while we are all waiting for his century, he is working just as hard for him. In T20 cricket, the batsman has less time, so the chances of scoring a century is reduced but hopefully it will be a successful season for Kohli.The Indian team has played limited overs series in West Indies and Zimbabwe during this period.
Kohli’s highest score in the last five innings has been 20 runs in the second innings of the fifth Test against England. After relinquishing the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore, his bat did not live up to expectations in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League. In this season of IPL, he scored 341 runs in 16 matches at an average of 22.73. Defending champions India start their campaign on August 28 with a match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. Pakistan had defeated the Indian team in the World Cup last year at the same venue.
Ganguly said the T20 World Cup loss will have little bearing on the outcome of the upcoming matches. Ganguly said, “I have been following the Indo-Pak matches closely since 1992. We have lost only once in these 30 years. It is no magic that the result will always be in your favour. You lose occasionally, it is not a big deal.” Ganguly’s tenure as BCCI president ends in September and a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud ‘chills’ after a six-year tenure. Will decide on the board’s request for change during the “off” period. He had worked in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) before becoming the BCCI president.
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“It’s not in my hands,” he said. I don’t know, what’s going to happen will happen. We will see. He said, “It is good to have players in the sports administration. He has a far better knowledge of the game. It is great that Kalyan Choubey and Bhaichung Bhutia are in contention for the top job in AIFF.
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