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Brian Lara lauds Virat Kohli’s leadership; says he leads from the front in all facets

The former West Indies captain also asserted that MS Dhoni had built a great platform as a leader for Kohli to carry the legacy forward.

Brian Lara and Virat Kohli
Brian Lara and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

In what came as refreshing news to all the cricket fans of a certain vintage when it was confirmed that legends and ex-cricketers like Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, Zaheer Khan, Brett Lee, Tillekeratne Dilshan, and many others will be back on the field next year in a Road Safety World series- a T20 tournament aimed at promoting road safety.

The league will feature six teams- India Legends, South Africa Legends, West Indies Legends, Australia Legends, and Sri Lanka Legends. While Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara will lead the Indian and the West Indian team, Dilshan, Lee and Jonty Rhodes will captain the sides of their respective nations.

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On the sidelines of the launch of the Road Safety World Series, former West Indies great, Brian Lara spoke about a variety of issues. Lara had some high praise for the Indian bowling attack, who he thought were near unplayable in the Caribbean. Lara likened Indians pace attack and their back-ups to what the West Indies used to have in their heydays.

Kohli leads from the front in all facets- Brian Lara

Lara also lauded Indian captain Virat Kohli with the way he has led the team in all facets of the game. The Indian captain has 40 hundreds (across formats) while leading his side and scored his career-best 254* in the last game against South Africa. The former West Indies captain also asserted that MS Dhoni had built a great platform as a leader for Kohli to carry the legacy forward.

“In terms of his performances, he leads by example. And I mean that in all facets of the game, and off the field too. He is coming off very well in the background of MS Dhoni, who laid the foundation and did things in a different way. So, I think Indian cricket, as we all know, is headed in the right direction,” he asserted as quoted by the Sportstar.

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