Sydney: The comparisons will be inevitable but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said it is unfair to equate the leadership skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and newly-appointed Test captain Virat Kohli, who will only become better with experience.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly 

"There will be a strong urge compare Kohli and Dhoni. I don't think the two can be compared and it would be unfair to do so as well," Ganguly said.

"Kohli has got the job now and it is his for the near foreseeable future. He has got has got all the attributes for leadership and I think he will do well because he is aggressive and wants to win all the time.

"He will lead with passion and it will show on the field. And he will get better with experience and grow into this role." Kohli took over the Test captaincy after Dhoni retired midway through the series against Australia which India eventually lost 0-2.

The problem for India was that their bowling was too inconsistent. "Look at what Josh Hazlewood did on the fifth day. He bowled eight overs for just three runs. He kept bowling one line and length and that's just basic bowling," said Ganguly.