Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has showered high praise on Virat Kohli, rating him over MS Dhoni as India’s best finisher.
Since years Dhoni has been rated as the best finisher, not just in India, but all across the world, but Ganguly feels that Kohli had gone past his limited-overs captain in this regard and added that all the stats back this point.
In the 3rd ODI of the series against New Zealand which was played at Mohali, Virat Kohli emulated batting legend Sachin Tendulkar‘s record of 14 hundreds in successful run chases in ODI history and now is on the verge of creating another chasing record.
After the match, speaking to India Today, praising Kohli, 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.”
When asked to compare Dhoni and Kohli, Ganguly said, “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.”