The comparisons will be inevitable but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said it is unfair to compare the leadership skills of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and newly-appointed Test captain Virat Kohli, who will only become better with experience.
He has got all the attributes for leadership and I think he will do well because he is aggressive and wants to win all the time. He will lead with passion and it will show on the field. And he will get better with experience and grow into this role.”
Ganguly said Kohli has been impressive in his short captaincy stint.
The problem for India throughout the series was the simple fact that their bowling was too inconsistent.
“Length and line bowling is a basic at this international level and is very important. Look at what Josh Hazlewood did on the fifth day. He bowled 8 overs for just 3 runs. He kept bowling one line and length and that’s just basic bowling,” said Ganguly.
“Indian bowlers simply have to find a way to do it. The talent is there. They are consistently bowling at 140-plus and you cannot be ordinary bowlers if you keep bowling at that speed. But discipline in Test cricket is always important and a key factor. Hopefully someone will be around to tell them that and they will learn it from this tour,” he added. When asked if the Indian team is lacking in proper coaching staff, Ganguly replied, “It is important to have the right people around in terms of helping out these young boys because they are young and raw. They will have to work with them and it will not happen overnight. They will have to keep working on getting the consistency part right,” he said.