Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, has given his verdict on the much-talked-about poor form of superstar Virat Kohli. Runs have dried up for Kohli as the right-handed batter is going through a rough patch in international cricket.
Notably, Kohli has been suffering from bad form for a long time now, with his last international century coming back in 2019. The 33-year-old also struggled to make an impact in the rearranged Test and T20I series against England.
Kohli’s poor form with the bat has become a major talking point, with many former and current cricketers coming up with suggestions on the red-hot topic. Ganguly also shared his thoughts and has backed Kohli to return to form. The former India skipper also mentioned that Kohli has to find his way to come back in form.
“Of course, look at the numbers he has got in international cricket. That doesn’t happen without ability and quality. Yes, he has had a tough time, and he knows that. He has been a great player himself. He himself knows by his own standards it has not been good, and I see him coming back and doing well. But he has got to find his way and become successful, which he has been for the last 12-13 years or more, and only Virat Kohli can do that,” said Ganguly, as quoted by India Today.
Ganguly cited examples of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and himself, stating that going out of form can happen to anyone as this is part and parcel of the game.
“These things will happen in sport. It has happened to everybody. It has happened to Sachin, It has happened to Rahul, it has happened to me, it has happened to Kohli. It is going to happen to future players. That’s part and parcel of sport, and I think as a sportsman, you just need to listen, be aware of what it is and just go and play your game,” added Ganguly.