Kohli is a completely different leader from Dhoni says Ravichandran Ashwin

The Tamil Nadu man was talking to Zee news where he talked about his new captain a bit.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Ravichandran Ashwin has played a lot of cricket under MS Dhoni. He flourished under MS Dhoni but did not stop his good form under Virat Kohli as well, instead, he got better. Leading the chart of the highest wicket taker in a season, Ashwin recently stumbled down to the second spot in the ICC rankings.

The Tamil Nadu man was talking to Zee news where he talked about his new captain a bit. Saying that Virat is a generation transforming captain and has improved massively in the last couple of years. “He has evolved as a cricketer and as a person in the last couple of years. He’s probably a generation transforming the individual,” said Ashwin.


Virat Kohli is one of the most aggressive players on the field and in the world of cricket. Ashwin was of the same opinion as he said that Virat always likes to be in the thick of things. The off break bowler also joked about the same when he said that he is sometimes scared of his captain.

Ashwin revealed, “He likes confrontation, he likes to be in the thick of things, he’s extremely aggressive. Sometimes I feel that he’s so aggressive that I get a little scared.” The next thing Ashwin joked about was that he always thinks twice before asking Virat for field changes.

However, Virat is not only an aggressive player but he is also an aggressive captain. He always has attacking field placements and Ashwin was nice enough to point that out. “I wonder whether I should remove this fielder or not (laughs). The one thing with Virat is that you will never be wondering if that fielder has been put there in an attacking position or not,” Ashwin exclaimed while talking to Zee news.

Ashwin said that there is no point in comparing Dhoni and Kohli as both are completely different. He said, “Kohli is a completely different individual.”