Sourav Ganguly had recently mentioned that Virat Kohli's aggression is two-times more than his © AFP
Sourav Ganguly had recently mentioned that Virat Kohli’s aggression is two-times more than his © AFP

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy across all formats will bring success to the team in equal measure on Friday. Terming Kohli as a natural choice to succeed MS Dhoni, Ganguly said: “He is the right successor (to Dhoni) in one-day Internationals and T20Is. He will be equally fantastic, there’s no doubt about that.” Having led India in Tests format successfully, Kohli was today anointed limited overs skipper ahead of their three ODIs and three T20Is series against England beginning January 15. Dhoni, who stepped down as the captain of the Indian limited overs team after more than nine years at the helm, will play as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

Veteran Yuvraj Singh also staged a comeback nine months after the World T20 last year, riding on his splendid form during the Ranji Trophy in which he scored 672 runs in five games before taking a break due to his marriage.”It’s a great thing he (Yuvraj) has been included in both the formats. I’m confident he will get some runs and succeed,” Ganguly said. hailing the inclusion of Yuvraj in both ODI and T20I sides. Ganguly had recently mentioned that Kohli’s aggression is two-times more than his. Kohli also is not known to give an inch to the opposition. The dashing right-hander recently led India to their fifth successive Test victory after India’s innings and 36 runs win at Mumbai, their biggest triumph over England in Tests at home.

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Kohli also became the first Indian captain to win five successive Test series — 2-1 vs Sri Lanka in 2015; 3-0 vs South Africa in 2015-16; 2-0 vs West Indies in 2016; 3-0 vs New Zealand and 3-0 (leading) vs England in 2016-17.

On Ganguly’s Foundation aimed at school children and the lesser privileged ones at different district schools of the state, Ganguly said, “Through PitchVision we promise to take cricket in West Bengal to the next level.