Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday insisted that Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy will not have an impact in the World Cup as he enjoys a good record as an ODI skipper. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s repeated failures in the Indian Premier League have put the spotlight on Kohli’s leadership skills but Ganguly said Indian captaincy is a different ball game.
“Don’t compare Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy record with that of India. His captaincy records for India is very good actually. He’s got him in his team as the vice-captain. Dhoni is there. So he’s well supported,” Ganguly said.
The 46-year-old felt Hardik Pandya will play a key role in India’s campaign at the mega event, starting May 30 in England. “Hardik Pandya will play a key role. He is in tremendous form. He will be very, very important for India’s chances.”