Sourav Ganguly questions Virat Kohli's captaincy in second Test

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Sourav Ganguly questions Virat Kohli's captaincy in second Test

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SportsCafe Desk

08/05/2016

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has called into question multiple decisions by Virat Kohli during the course of the second Test at West Indies which the hosts miraculously drew. Ganguly pointed out at Kohli's decisions in his use of Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav.

India were expected to make it 2-0 in the second Test and looked on course until the last day when Roston Chase played one of the best counter-attacking displays in recent Test history for the Windies. The hosts held on with 4 wickets in hand to draw the second Test. As expected, Virat Kohli has come under the scanner for his decisions in the aftermath, and ex-captain Sourav Ganguly has voiced his opinions on it.

Ganguly said, "Ashwin has been the main bowler for India. He has been among the wickets and scored a lot of runs. The wicket in the morning was a bit fresh. So, probably Ashwin could have started with the proceedings in the morning,” reported India Today.

Sourav also asked why Umesh Yadav was not used as a wicket-taking bowler.

I think Kohli needs to use Umesh a lot better. I think he is a far better bowler than that. He only bowled 12 overs."

He added, "I think Kohli needs to use Umesh a lot better. I think he is a far better bowler than that. He only bowled 12 overs. I know when you play with five bowlers, one of them gets slightly under-bowled. But I think he has got to use Umesh as a wicket-taking bowler. He has got a lot of ability. But all said and done, more than the Indians, you have to give credit to the likes of Blackwood, Chase, Dowrich and Holder. They showed lot of guts, a lot of fight, they were exceptional."

Ganguly also said, "I don't see any changes in the Indian team. They will go with the same side in the third Test. They are playing at St. Lucia and I think that will be a result-oriented wicket. Kohli just has to use the bowlers a bit better. Ashwin has been exceptional, Mishra has been a bit unlucky. The fast bowlers have bowled well. Kohli needs to use Umesh as an attacking bowler."

Also, read: Why it's an insult to West Indies' determination when you blame Kohli for the draw

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