What amazes Sourav Ganguly the most about Virat Kohli?

[caption id="attachment_63143" align="aligncenter" width="580"]RON_6618 Virat Kohli is in superb form in the ongoing South Africa tour. Image Source: File Pic[/caption]

XtraTime Desk: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has been in prime form in the ongoing series against South Africa, and his performance with the bat is one of the primary reasons for the hosts to win their maiden series on the Proteas soil. Not only that under his captaincy the Men in Blue has also started well in the T20Is as well.

In the ongoing tour Kohli has scored 870 runs from 13 innings so far, and has led from front. Beside that his aggressive captaincy also helped India to win the third and final Test against the Proteas, which was praised by everyone.

Former Indian captain and CAB president Sourav Ganguly feels that Kohli is not only in the form of his life, but also will reach to ‘genuine greatness’. In a conversation with with India Today, Ganguly said,”Kohli is a flag bearer of Indian cricket. I have seen a lot of purple patches including mine, Dravid's and Sachin Tendulkar's. I genuinely believe that this is not just a purple patch for Kohli, this is genuine greatness."

Kohli scored 558 runs in the recently concluded ODI series against the Proteas, which is also the highest individual score in any bilateral series. The Prince of Kolkata also heaped praise to the India skipper for this remarkable achievement. "I have seen MS Dhoni as captain, I have seen Rahul Dravid as captain but I have never seen anyone perform this consistently with the bat as captain as Kohli has," Ganguly further added.

According to Ganguly, the forthcoming overseas series against England and Australia will define Kohli as a skipper.

"Kohli has done brilliantly. Overseas Test series wins will come - the only places he has captained India in full series are West Indies and South Africa.

"The next two series in Australia and England will define him as a captain. He has got the ability. The best thing he does as a captain is that he leads by example. Look at the hundreds he got against South Africa. For the two series against England and Australia, Kohli and the team needs to go early. Play a couple of side games before getting into the series," Ganguly added.

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