Sourav Ganguly Praises Run-Machine Virat Kohli After He Scores 27th Test Hundred

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly feels sighting the pink ball is easier than its traditional red avatar. Visibility of the heavily-lacquered ball especially during the twilight period has been a talking point ahead of the country’s first Day-Night Test. Virat Kohli, who slammed his 27th Test hundred on Day 2 and was dismissed for 136, batted throughout the “twilight zone” on the first day without facing any difficulty although against a weak Bangladesh bowling attack.

Asked how the Indian captain aced the pink ball challenge, Ganguly said: “He is a run machine.”

On the visibility, Ganguly said: “It’s actually easier than the red ball.”

Cricket expert and commentator Harsha Bhogle also heaped praise for the Delhi boy. He wrote, “Another classy century. 27. In the same number of innings it took Tendulkar. Kohli idolises Tendulkar, he is, literally, following in his footsteps.”


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