"One of my favourite sportsmen was Diego Maradona and every time I saw him play football you could see the passion in the heart. You see the same thing with Virat Kohli. I love his body language. I am a big fan of Kohli," an avid football follower, Ganguly told reporters.
"I love him off the field as well. It's about passion. I have got lot of faith in Virat Kohli. Whatever I've seen of him from the ground or TV, it gives me a lot of confidence."
Kohli yesterday struck his fourth century as captain from as many Tests to put India in command against Sri Lanka on day two of the first Test in Galle. In his maiden Test as captain, Kohli struck two centuries
against Australia in the first match at Adelaide as India were on the verge of victory before losing by 48 runs.
After Dhoni's sudden retirement, Kohli returned as skipper in the fourth and last Test in Sydney and scored another century. All praise for Kohli's "hunger" to win, the Indian great hoped the Delhi batsman build a team capable of winning in all conditions.
"He's hungry, he wants to win. He got a Test hundred again as a captain. He's scored four hundreds from the four Tests he captained so far. This is a fabulous sign," Ganguly said.
On India's strategy of playing five bowlers, Ganguly said "It's an attacking thought. It has worked in this series so far -- we are in a commanding position on day two. Now you have to stick to that. It's too early to pass a judgment now.
 "Australia were the best side in the world with four as they had four outstanding bowlers in McGrath, Warne, Gillespie and Lee. It depends on the team and the situation and at present I think it's a great move by India”, he added.


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