“He fights a lot”: Sourav Ganguly finally breaks silence on Virat Kohli controversy


BCCI President Sourav Ganguly claimed that he personally likes former skipper Virat Kohli’s attitude but he has a tendency to pick up fights with everyone.  

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Ahead of the South Africa tour, Kohli was removed as the skipper of team India in 50 overs format. Rohit Sharma was named as the full-time skipper of team India in limited overs cricket. He was also handed the responsibility of becoming Kohli’s deputy in the longest format of the game, replacing Ajinkya Rahane.

Just before the departure to the Rainbow Nation, Kohli made some statements which went against the BCCI President. In a press conference, Kohli cleared that air that he was never asked to not give up the T20I captaincy. He also added that the BCCI officials respected his decision and took it in a positive way.

Earlier Ganguly revealed that he personally asked Kohli to not give up the T20I captaincy as the BCCI doesn’t want two white ball skippers.  

Kohli’s statements contradicted what Ganguly said earlier which made the fans confused.

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In an event at Gurgaon on Saturday, Sourav Ganguly said he won’t be making any more responses to the statements made by Kohli.

However, Ganguly commented on Kohli’s attitude. He said, “I like Virat Kohli’s attitude but he fights a lot,” Ganguly said.

Sourav Ganguly was also asked on how to manage stress to which the former skipper said sarcastically, “There is no stress in life. Only wife and girlfriend give stress.”

Team India have landed in Johannesburg on Thursday and are scheduled to play the first test on Boxing Day at Centurion. Kohli will lead the team in the three match test series. Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the test series due to a hamstring injury he picked up during the team’s training ahead of the departure. Rohit will join the team to lead the ODI series starting from January 19.

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