'I don't get to see him as much' - Sourav Ganguly addresses why he didn't advice Virat Kohli during his lean patch

Virat Kohli is currently the top run-scorer of the Asia Cup 2022 as he has scored 276 runs from 5 matches.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 11 September 2022 11:40 PM


Before coming back to form in the Asia Cup with two half-centuries and his first T20I century, Virat Kohli had an extremely long lean patch that saw him come under constant criticism ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup that begins next month. But Kohli, after the Super Four game vs Pakistan, talked about his bad run of form. 

He further revealed that no one other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni contacted him when he quit the captaincy in Test Cricket. In a recent interview, BCCI president and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly was asked if he had any sort of interaction with Virat Kohli. To which Ganguly addressed that he hasn’t had a lot of chance to converse with him.

He said, "I don't get to see him as much. I may be the president of the board but the poor guy's always travelling. He's on the road all the time. So you don't get to see him much," Ganguly said in the latest episode of the podcast, 'The Ranveer Show' on YouTube.

Sourav Ganguly was also asked whether cricket is far more hectic in the present times, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic."Cricket has become a bit more hectic, more busy. COVID for the last two seasons has made it even tougher because of quarantines and all the nonsense that went on. But the rewards are good, so you don't mind it," he added.

Kohli took a break before the Asia Cup and from the start of the tournament has led the Indian batting. Virat Kohli is currently the top run-scorer of the Asia Cup 2022 as he has scored 276 runs from 5 matches. However, his best performance in the Cup was when he ended his 1020-day century drought with his maiden T20I century against Afghanistan as he smashed 122 from 61 balls.

Reacting to the century, Kohli reminisced the last two years as he said, "Last two and a half years have taught me a lot. I am going to turn 34 in a month. So those angry celebrations are a thing of the past. Actually, I was shocked. This is the last format I thought. It was an accumulation of a lot of things. The team has been open and helpful. I know there was a lot of stuff going outside," said Virat Kohli.


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