Mumbai: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has lavished praise on Virat Kohli, saying that he wants the Test skipper to do better than what he had done for his country.

Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli

'I am a big fan of Virat Kohli. He is a captain who always wants to win matches on the field and I love that passion in him. I love the attitude and aggression in Kohli. He might lose sometimes and win sometimes but you know that he is playing to win it,' Ganguly told reporters.

The 43-year-old, who is set to become the President of Cricket Association of Bengal following the demise of BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, believes that Kohli's true skills will be tested on oversees tour.

'It is also a proud moment for all to see him lead a side with such passion. I want Kohli to do better than me as a skipper. But his main challenge will be when India will tour abroad. Australia, England, South Africa will test his captaincy,' he added.

India will play three-match T20 International series against South Africa starting on October 2 at Dharamsala, before locking horns in the five-match ODI and four-Test series.