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VVS Laxman Feels Kohli Is Happy To Have Multiple Leaders
By CricShots - Feb 2, 2021 9:30 pm
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Former Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman said Virat Kohli would be the happiest man after India’s Test series win in Australia. He also reckons that such achievement takes years of effort and it’s not easy to produce a side as good as the current Indian side. During a chat on Sports Today, VVS Laxman completely downplayed the chats regarding Ajinkya Rahane replacing Virat Kohli as Test captain, saying champion sides have multiple leaders.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman

Laxman also opined that Virat Kohli would be a happy man that he is surrounded by so many players with leadership qualities in the side in the likes of Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Rohit Sharma as he gears up to return to captaincy. Kohli will be leading India in the upcoming 4-match Test series against England, starting February 5 in Chennai.

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Kohli played only one Test match in Australia before coming back to Indian after the Adelaide defeat to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. Ajinkya Rahane led the team in his absence and churned out a historic series win by 2-1 margin, including a record run chase at Gabba.

Elaborating the same, VVS Laxman said, “Firstly, I would say if anyone would be proud of the achievement of the Indian team in Australia, it will be Virat. Also, I always feel good teams have leaders. While one will be designated captain, good teams will have a core group of leaders. Virat will be very happy that he has got leaders in the form of Ajinkya, leaders in the form of Ashwin, Pujara, Rohit and that’s what you want in a champion side. And this Indian team is a champion side.”

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Meanwhile, Laxman also pointed out that Virat Kohli will be eyeing to get his form back and that he expects the India captain to score big hundreds against England. Virat scored his last Test century in the day-night Test in November 2019 against Bangladesh. However, he showed signs of a return to form when he hit a 74 on a difficult Adelaide Oval pitch in Australia.

India will be locking horns with England in the 1st of the 4-match series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from Friday. Captain Kohli had their first outdoor session with the team on Monday as the team had their first net session on Tuesday morning at Chepauk.

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