Virat Kohli completely changed after 2014 Australia series: Sourav Ganguly


Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has praised Virat Kohli for scoring a double century in the one-off test against Bangladesh. In the 2014 series against Australia, he scored 4 centuries in 4 test matches which changed the mindset of Virat Kohli.

Since then Virat Kohli has looked a complete batsman with the ability to score centuries anywhere in the world. In the past 4 series, he has scored 4 double centuries. He broke the record Sir Donald Bradman and Rahul of scoring double centuries in consecutive test series. Virat Kohli broke the record of scoring the most number of runs in a home season. Kohli has scored 1168 runs in 15 innings. With Australia coming next, Virat Kohli will be hoping to score huge runs in that series as well.

In the test series against England, he scored 655 in 8 innings with the best score of 235 in the fourth test match at Mumbai.

 “I think the tour of Australia in 2014 completely changed Virat Kohli the batsman. Four back-to-back hundreds in that series, I think that was above all. His performance in that series was by far the best I’ve seen in a long long time. And I don’t know whether Kohli himself can match that again,” Ganguly to India Today in an exclusive interview.

“It’s about being at the peak, it’s a situation in an athlete’s career where you just hit it. There’s no when, there’s no how. It’s just a patch you hit and you make the most of it. Rahul Dravid from 2001 to 2005 scored runs all around the world and it’s the same thing with Virat Kohli,” he added.