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Sourav Ganguly Offers Support to Virat Kohli Amidst Form Concerns Ahead of T20 World Cup Final Against South Africa


As the T20 World Cup 2024 final between India and South Africa looms, all eyes are on Virat Kohli’s recent form slump, which has sparked widespread debate and criticism among fans and pundits alike. The former Indian captain, known for his stellar performances, particularly in ICC tournaments, has faced his worst T20 World Cup showing yet, amassing only 75 runs across seven innings.

Ganguly, renowned for his leadership and batting prowess during his playing days, came to Kohli’s defense, emphasizing that despite the recent struggles, Kohli remains a pivotal figure in the Indian lineup. Referring to Kohli’s outstanding form earlier in IPL 2024, where he secured the Orange Cap with 741 runs, Ganguly reminded critics of Kohli’s capability as a once-in-a-lifetime player.

“Don’t discount Virat Kohli,” Ganguly asserted, highlighting Kohli’s monumental contributions to Indian cricket over the years. Drawing parallels with cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, Ganguly underscored that occasional dips in form are natural even for the best players. He expressed confidence in Kohli’s ability to bounce back and deliver a crucial performance in the high-stakes final at Barbados’ Kensington Oval.

India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, heads into the final aiming to secure their second T20 World Cup title, having previously reached the finals twice in the tournament’s history.