John Buchanan, who coached Australia between 1999 and 2007, has witnessed many a hard-fought battle between India and Australia and remembers how his star-studded side went down to India in 2001. While he credits Sourav Ganguly for the turnaround in Indian cricket, Buchanan finds glimpses of the former India captain in Virat Kohli.

“Once Sourav took over, he instilled a different way of not only playing, but also a different way of just conducting themselves against strong oppositions like Australia. It was a developing rivalry for sure, but Sourav was able to take it to another level. Like Ganguly, Kohli has done the same thing for the Indian team,” Buchanan told Sportstar from Brisbane, ahead of India’s three-month long tour of Australia.

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