India lose final Test to England, Ganguly has words of advice for captain Virat
A heroic performance by K L Rahul, who made 149 runs and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant with 114 runs could not prevent India from losing the fifth and final Test to England. >
Captain has come in for strong criticism despite a splendid personal performance. But there was some comfort in the words of former captain Saurav Ganguly, who said Virat should identify potential players and give them time to find their space and settle down.
In a statement to the media, Ganguly said, "Kohli needs to bring the best out of his players. It is a big responsibility of a captain to take the players along as you move ahead. If the captain puts his arms around a player's shoulder and says that he wants the player to win him games, the performance will automatically improve. "
Kohli is taking a break for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament. Rohit Sharma will will lead the team instead.
Now England has moved up one spot to take fourth place in the ICC Test Rankings after its 4-1 triumph over India. India, despite the loss, is still at the top spot with 115 points.
England now stands one point behind Australia and South Africa in the rankings.
The next series for India will be against the West Indies. This will be played from 4 October and the first match will be held in Rajkot.