Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India disappointed the fans with their dismal show in England suffering a 4-1 drubbing in the five-match Test series in tricky English conditions.

But former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly believes that Virat Kohli and his boys are capable of beating Australia when the team travels Down Under later this month.

“I understand and believe that this time Virat Kohli and company will beat Australia at their home, which is very important for India,” Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by India TV.

Ganguly, who has donned the white jersey for India 113 times and scored 7212 runs, also wished Kohli on his 30th birthday. The 46-year-old also joked that considering the amount of record Kohli already holds, it will be quite difficult for the Delhi batsman to add more to his name.


“The 30-year mark is the best time for a batsman for batting. But in past four-five years the way Virat Kohli played, it will be a challenge for him to better his records. I wish him a happy birthday. May this year be good for him, he lives his life well. Indian cricket will move forward on Kohli’s shoulders,” Ganguly added.

The meanwhile troubled Australian team have been in dismal form following the much-talked-about ball-tampering scandal after which former Australian skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner were banned for 1 year.