Virat Kohli the recent captain of great Indian cricket team after MS Dhoni. Now Virat has had a dream run in his captaincy career so far. He is yet to lose a test series. From the date of appointing as the captain, he maintained the team very well and played 28 Tests. He has already led the team with a lot of composure and passion.
Virat compared with Ricky Ponting
The ironic style of batting and the masterful moves of keeping a team on the track leads to him compared. With the veteran ex-skipper of Australia Ricky Ponting. Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey was quite impressed with the talented Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He impressed on Kohli with his leadership skills and the high standards of training.
First test series under Virat’s captaincy.
In 2015 for the first time against a Sri Lanka Indian team played the test under the captaincy of young Virat Kohli. He led the team to an incredible victory by defeating the hosts 2-1, which was their first Test series win in Sri Lanka after 22 years.
8th consecutive victory under Virat’s captaincy.
Then he never looked back. Recently after defeating Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test at Colombo, the Indian team registered its 8th consecutive Test series victory under Virat’s captaincy.
Kohli is doing a great job!
After the triumphant keeps running in the more drawn out arrangement, Virat was appointed as the full-time skipper of the Men in Blue for the ODIs and T20s also, By replacing a standout among the best skippers ever MS Dhoni. His fantasy run proceeded in the shorter arrangement additionally, as he enlisted arrangement wins against England and West Indies.
Under Kohli’s direction, the Indian group met all requirements for the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy. In England and Wales. Previous left-hand batsman Michael Hussey felt that the captain is making an honorable showing with regards to and furthermore contrasted him with previous Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting.
“I have always enjoyed Kohli’s captaincy. He is doing a great job. He has got this great will to win. I can see parallels of Ricky Ponting in Kohli’s leadership. Since Ponting was always hungry for success, he would keep pushing his team. He set very high standards in training and was very competitive,” Hussey said, as quoted by Times of India.
“MS Dhoni was a wonderful captain and it was always going to be a challenge for Virat to fill Dhoni’s big shoes. But the good thing about Virat is he didn’t want to follow Dhoni’s methods. He has been his own man and led the side in his own way. He has been true to his own personality,” he added.
Important to have a good team
“I believe that a captain is as good as his team. And Virat has got some excellent players in his side. India have been through the period of transition where the legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman retired and the younger lot came in. But now, the team is a settled unit and is hungry for success. These are exciting times for Indian cricket. Obviously, there will be challenges along the way and not only the captain but the players will also be tested,” Hussey added.