In India, every other child picks a cricket right after moving out of a cradle, which makes the country a breeeding ground for theaxpiting players to look up to the cricketers as their inspiration and role model. Opening up about the same, former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Deep Dasgupta believes that the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli should be a bit more careful about his gestures and choice of words on the field.
Virat Kohli isn’t known for hiding his emotions on the field as he has often been seen expressing passion and aggression. Taking this into consideration, Deep Dasgupta pointed that Kohli’s energy on the field gets him going and motivates him to do better but off-field, he is one of the calmest people he has known.
During a Q&A on his YouTube channel, talking about Virat Kohli’s ‘shush finger’ celebration, Deep Dasgupta said, “You talked about him being there as a captain. Yes, he’s the ambassador of the country, especially when you are playing outside India… As I said, I wasn’t in Southampton so I don’t know how he behaved… I agree (he needs to choyose his words and gestures in the right way), some of the things, I know he gets carried away. As you said, there are kids who are watching him, he’s a role model for millions of kids and I agree with that.”
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Virat Kohli is a captain who is known to give it back. He never minces his words and leads his team from the front and has been seen motivating the players while constantly talking to them or giving them inputs. Amidst this, if the opposition gets involved in any sledding, he has made sure he does the needful.
Whether it’s giving a subtle reply or even appreciating the efforts of his opposition, Virat Kohli has never shied from doing what he feels is right. Thus talking about Kohli’s gesture, the New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner had stated that the crowd tried to get under his skin.
During the post match press conference after the WTC final, Wagner said, “Yes, the crowd started singing Zombie… They were singing, ‘In your head Kohli, in your head Kohli, Kohli.’ So they were trying to get under Kohli’s skin a little bit and Kohli kept giving it around, giving them the shush fingers.”