Simon Taufel Terms Virat Kohli Gets Emotionally Hijacked
By CricShots - Nov 5, 2019 4:06 pm
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The veteran ICC umpire, Simon Taufel has come out with some important revelations over the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli’s behavior in his book “Finding The Gaps”  in a chapter titled “Leading with integrity and values”. There is no denying the fact is one of the most aggressive cricketers on the cricket field.

Virat Kohli

As time went by, the Indian skipper has brought some changes in his behavior which is easily visible when anyone compares his starting years with the recent ones. He has now become a more matured and compact cricketer after he was given the responsibility of leading the Indian team.

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Taufel reckons that Kohli never shies away from expressing his emotions when he plays for his country. He is someone, who is very passionate and combative but can easily be hijacked with emotions. In his book, Taufel wrote: “On the captaincy front, I’ve seen Virat Kohli at close quarters for more than ten years at the elite level. He is sometimes a passionate and combative person who can occasionally get emotionally hijacked. Virat now appears to be very much self-aware of who he is and how these character traits can affect his game, and he can adjust when he needs to.”

Simon Taufel

Simon Taufel also feels that Kohli acts as per his nature that allows him to be more authentic. It also makes it easy for the other cricketers in order to understand the factors related to the expectations and reactions.

The veteran umpire further added, “Kohli is comfortable in his own skin, and this allows him to be a more authentic leader because he is being the best version of himself. Others who stand by you want your character as a leader to be stable and consistent so that they know what to expect and how you will respond.”

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Virat has often been a run-machine for Team India across all the formats and has created some of his own records because of his consistency to make big runs. He has amassed as many as 7,066 runs in Tests and 11,520 runs in ODIs.