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Sourav Ganguly Names The Best Batsman In The World

crictoday 2018-08-09 18:19:13

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is quite vocal when it comes to expressing views on cricketers. He has praised Virat Kohli for taking modern-day cricket by storm. Sourav has backed Virat Kohli to continue his domination in Test rankings, saying his determination and focus made him the worthy number one.

“Virat Kohli’s conviction and determination in difficult situations, his selection of shots, and ability to dominate the bowlers in every sphere of the game is extraordinary. He is rightly the No. 1 batsman in the world. He may not have been at his fluent best at Birmingham but his attitude of not giving up stands tall,” Ganguly told Times of India.

“This is also an example of batsmanship: Even if it’s not your day, you still make the runs. It’s a huge statement that the other batsman need to stand up. I believe that this batting line-up has the ability to score runs in these conditions. Virat, the leader, has a job on hand. He will have to get this team going. The confidence needs to be brought back: It’s more in the mind and that will be his challenge on this tour,” he added.

He also praised the way the first Test went on, saying it showed why this format still remains the best.

“It was a humdinger of a battle with the pendulum swinging this way and that every now and again. Ultimately, the team that held its nerves and delivered when it mattered came out on top,” Ganguly said.