Matthew Hayden shares the secret behind Virat Kohli’s leadership ability
You can imagine the kind of conversations that Ravi Shastri (chief coach) and Virat Kohli will be having off the field: Hayden
Published - Nov 30, 2017 1:57 pm | Updated - Nov 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Former Australian explosive batsman Matthew Hayden has said that Virat Kohli is one of the best captains in world cricket because of the support that he receives from the Indian support staff and the skipper’s attention to details. Hayden spoke about the change in the mindset of the Indian players and how they have become a force to reckon with.
The Aussie credited Kohli for getting the Indians achieve world-class level when it comes to fielding. Kohli is known for his work ethic and the importance he gives to fitness. Hayden feels this change has helped Indian cricket a lot, when it comes to competing on the world stage.
“He [Kohli] is right up there as someone now that has got the capacity to lead well and lead successfully across multiple formats. It is the little things like his attention to detail on the excellence of fitness and training regimen, his expectation in terms of the fielding unit and how that has really improved,” Hayden said, as quoted by DNA.
“There is not really any passenger in the field any more from an Indian cricket perspective. When I was playing, there were three or four that were pretty average fielders. So, he has lifted the benchmark in areas of weakness as well, of which fielding was one.” he added.
Hayden praises the support staffs
Hayden also lauded the head coach and the bond between the captain and the coach.”I see a lot of changes and I see at the helm is a very good leader with excellent support staff. You can imagine the kind of conversations that Ravi Shastri (chief coach) and he will be having off the field. They would be very intelligent, robust discussions.
“They are two very passionate people and the support staff around Ravi as well. You have to give a lot of credit to what I think is a very good appointment to Indian cricket.”