“I like Virat Kohli’s attitude but he fights a lot” – Sourav Ganguly
By SMCS - Dec 19, 2021 5:30 pm
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, has reportedly said that he “likes Virat Kohli’s attitude but he fights a lot”. However, both Ganguly and Kohli are trending on social media amidst the controversy which has been going around in recent times following Kohli’s sacking as ODI captain earlier this month and Rohit Sharma has been appointed for the role.

sourav ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

The matter became worse when Ganguly claimed that BCCI had asked Kohli to not quit the T20I captaincy in September but Kohl denied the statement saying that they didn’t have any conversation like that as well. And, Kohli clarified all in his pre-departure press conference for the South Africa Test series this week as well.

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And, according to a report on, Sourav Ganguly opened up on Virat Kohli’s attitude on Saturday during an event in Gurgaon. While he was asked which player’s attitude he likes most, he replied, “I like Virat Kohli’s attitude but he fights a lot.”

He was also asked how he deals with all the stress in life. Ganguly came up with a rather sarcastic answer to this and reckoned, “There is no stress in life. Only wife and girlfriend give stress.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Meanwhile, Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has opened up on this. He stated that the entire situation could’ve been handled in a better way if both parties won’t used “strong words” as well. He also added that such controversy is unlikely to affect Virat Kohli when he will play against South Africa in the first Test of the series on December 26 as well.

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“I don’t want to speak much on the subject because it’s directly linked with Virat. But I feel that it could’ve been better if such strong words weren’t used from both sides. Team is doing good, I don’t think we need a needless controversy,” Sharma said on the Khelneeti podcast.

“It might be in the back of his mind, but once he steps on the ground, I don’t think it would impact him. Virat is not greedy for anything, he has a lot of self-belief and he knows he will give his 100 percent. It’s obviously a little disturbing for any player when such conflicts or controversy happens. But I’m hopeful that the board will be tackling this situation efficiently and it won’t be dragged further,” further added Rajkumar Sharma.