Virat Kohli is two times more aggressive than me: Sourav Ganguly

Updated: Dec 16, 2016, 10:32 IST | PTI

Former captain Sourav Ganguly yesterday said current India skipper Virat Kohli's aggression on and off the pitch was two times more his own aggression when he led the national cricket team

Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli

Kolkata: Former captain Sourav Ganguly yesterday said current India skipper Virat Kohli's aggression on and off the pitch was two times more his own aggression when he led the national cricket team.

"Virat's aggression is two times more than mine," Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of Sourav Ganguly Foundation and Sourav Ganguly Cricket School, which is powered by PitchVision Cricket Technology, here.

"Virat never leaves an inch to the opposition," Ganguly said when asked to compare Kohli's temperament to his.Going further, Ganguly compared Virat's temperament to that of former Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Habas, saying "temperament of both Virat and Habas are of similar nature, which draws spectators to the stadium."

Ganguly was all praise for Virat's performance, especially his leadership of the Indian team in clinching the ongoing home Test series against England and the double hundred he hit in the fourth Test in Mumbai.

Ganguly, as the India captain, was known to be an aggressive leader, famously celebrating India's win in the Natwest Triangular series in 2002 by taking off his shirt at the Lord's.

On his foundation aimed at school children and the less privileged ones at different district schools of the state, Ganguly promised to take cricket in the state to a higher level through PitchVision technology.

"We will appoint over hundred coaches to help in the training of various kids from different schools who will be associated with us. Free coaching will also be given to cricketers who are not financially strong," Ganguly said.

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