Sourav Ganguly, president of the BCCI, said on Friday that struggling batting maestro Virat Kohli must score runs not only for India but also “for himself.”
Kohli will resume his quest for his first international century since 2019, which begins on Saturday in the UAE, after failing in all previous attempts.
Kohli’s most recent international century came in the 2019 pink ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens.
During an interview with the media on the sidelines of Senco Gold & Diamonds’ DG Gold promotional event, Ganguly refused to believe that a big player like Kohli could endure such a long dry spell.
Virat Kohli Needs To Score Runs For Himself: Sourav Ganguly
“He needs to score runs not only for India but for himself. Hopefully, it will be a good season for him. We all are confident that he’ll come back,” Ganguly said during an interaction.
I am sure like all of us are waiting for him to get that hundred, he’s working for it as well. The chances of getting a hundred in a T20 is less because of the time. But, hopefully, this will be a big season for Kohli.
He’s a very big player, there for a long time. I know he has his own formula to score runs. It’s not possible that players of his stature can’t have such a long lean patch, I know he will definitely score runs. If he was not a great player, he would not have scored so many runs for so long,” Ganguly maintained.
In Dubai, where they last faced off against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, defending champions India will kick off their campaign in a high-profile matchup.
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