Former Indian all-rounder Ajit Agarkar feels being aggressive helped Sourav Ganguly in the past and the same is the case with Virat Kohli too. Agarkar played with Ganguly for a long time of his career and saw him from a close distance.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is known for being aggressive in his batting as well as with his captaincy. While few experts criticize this nature of Kohli, many praises him for the very same habit. Agarkar, however, is in favour of Kohli’s aggression.
“Sourav was aggressive. He was one of the most outspoken people I have seen. Sourav’s personality was different, Virat has his own, MS Dhoni has his own. Whatever helps your game, you try to do that, whether as a captain or a player.
“Maybe being aggressive and vocal helped Sourav on the field. It is probably the case with Virat as well. That’s what helps his game. As long as no line is crossed, I don’t see any problem with it,” Agarkar said while speaking to Times of India.
The former all-rounder feels there shouldn’t be comparisons between Ganguly and Kohli.
“And why compare? Both (Sourav and Virat) played in different eras. Both did well for India. Both are great captains. Both are terrific players,” Agarkar further added.
He feels India will be able to win the Test series in England this time after a gap of 14 years.
“Ahead of the series, I thought India would be favourites. Because England are missing some of their key players. Ben Stokes, with his all-round abilities, is one of their bigger misses. India still have to play well. If they play the way, they did at Lord’s, India should win the series,” the former India cricketer added.