Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been in tremendous form with the bat in international cricket and piled runs at ease. Apart from shattering records with the bat, Kohli comes out to be an exceptional leader as well and led India to the historic ODI series win in South Africa after a win in Johannesburg Test.
He left a mark of his captaincy to everyone and Virender Sehwag was no exception. Former Indian opener Sehwag praised Kohli and termed him one of the best skippers India has ever had.
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“Kohli is the No.1 captain in terms of series wins. If we analyse the past eight series wins under his captaincy, we’ll find that he is one of the best captains we have ever seen. Having said that, I believe that we should not compare him with the best of previous captains. He needs more time and experience as captain to reach where the past skippers are,” Sehwag told India TV.
He mentioned that Kohli is an upgraded version of Sourav Ganguly. “Kohli’s aggression can be compared with Ganguly. In fact, he is an upgraded version of Sourav Ganguly. Under Ganguly’s captaincy, we saw some incredible wins overseas and such has been the trend so far with Virat Kohli,” said Viru.
“He has gained confidence with the captaincy. Unlike others, he has matured and has taken his individual game to the next level. He doesn’t take the pressure of captaincy. In fact, he has improved his game with the responsibility. He has brought the trend of fitness in the camp.”
The flamboyant batsman believes Kohli is capable of bringing the best from his teammates and this thing makes him very special.
“The fighting team is the power of captain Kohli and I strongly believe that this team can do wonders in England and Australia. The best thing about Kohli’s captaincy is that he brings the best out of individuals. The day bowlers stop performing Kohli’s downfall will begin. His strength lies in the current bowling line-up,” Sehwag quoted.
India won the ongoing One-Day International series against host South Africa, which his India’s first-ever series win in the rainbow nation.