Kohli all set to become third Delhi cricketer to captain India on Ferozeshah Kotla ground

From achieving one rare feat to another, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli seems destined to add new chapters to his glorious ongoing cricketing journey, says a report in The Hindu, adding that after leading the country to its first Test series win over South Africa in over a decade, Kohli is all set to become the third Delhi cricketer to captain the country on his home ground, the Ferozeshah Kotla, during the fourth and final Test of the series between the two teams starting here on Thursday.

“When Kohli goes out for the toss at the Kotla, he will become the first Delhi player in 39 years to lead the country in his backyard. Legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi was the last cricketer from the city to have done so, in a Test against England in 1976,” adds the report.
Bedi recalled, “Honestly, I don’t think I was different from the rest. I was just one of them and there was no great excitement of leading India on home ground. Those were different times. There was no hype or glamour. I remember we did not even stay in a five-star hotel. Cricket definitely was much more enjoyable.”

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was the other Delhi player to have captained India at the historic ground.

Meanwhile former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who has been one of India's most successful captains, praised Test skipper Virat Kohli for his win-at-all-cost attitude, saying it reminded him of his leadership days. According to a report in the DNA,, Ganguly said, "It absolutely does. His positivity is his biggest asset, and that is why he is such a terrific skipper. I rate him very highly, both as a player and as a captain. I think Kohli is good for Indian cricket," he said.Ganguly also refused to read too much into India's batting failure in this series. "Look, these are tough wickets. There have been some who have missed out, but these are quality batsmen you are talking about, the likes of (Ajinkya) Rahane and Kohli. I think our batting is in safe hands," he said.

India's spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Amit Mishra have been phenomenal in this series, but Ganguly reserved his judgement on whether this was India's best spin attack, saying it depends on how they perform on foreign soil.