Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly believes that Indian can retrieve more or less pride in the last Test against South Africa beginning in Johannesburg today and that despite this being a proverbial ‘dead rubber’, Virat Kohli’s team had a lot to play for – not least the captain himself whom he termed a “born leader” and backed to keep improving.in himself who he termed a “born leader” and backed to keep improving.
“There is a lot of talk going around about Virat Kohli’s leadership qualities. It is important to be patient as it is his first big overseas tour,” wrote Ganguly, who played 311 ODIs and 113 Tests.
“Nobody really is a born leader and it is important that leaders are allowed to develop and grow. I am convinced Kohli will keep getting better at this. It is very important that as a leader you keep performing – that is the biggest challenge and this is where Kolhi has done remarkably well.”
Ganguly as well felt that India should not dither to drop a plug hat and play an extra batsman if the Wanderers surface wore a green tinge at tossing them.
“The hype is obviously about the pitch, about what India will get to play on. The groundsman has spoken about a green pitch but till a ball is bowled, you can never say what the track will be like exactly.”
“There is also word that India will play five fast bowlers but they will have to be very careful because spin will be useful in a five-day game and variation is also important in a longer format,” wrote Ganguly, who led India to the final of the 2003 ICC World Cup in South Africa.
Now, let’s see will this match changes everything or there would be taunted alert as we’re.