Virat Kohli feels good about ‘One of India’s best captain’ from Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar has become a fan of his ruthless captaincy.
Updated - Sep 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is ecstatic after the Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar termed him as ‘one of the best captains for India’. As a captain, he has seen more highs than lows and had won record 9 ODIs on the trot before losing the match against Australia on Thursday. India has witnessed the captains like Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar who have taken the cricket of the country to the unprecedented heights. Kohli is the new entrant in the list and is looking good to surpass all of them as the Men in Blue are becoming a team to beat in any conditions.
Kohli himself has excelled with the bat after taking over the captaincy from MS Dhoni in the limited overs format in January this year. On Thursday, he became the fastest cricketer to score 2000 ODI runs as captain and went past AB De Villiers, his teammate in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 28-year-old has hit 8 hundred and 10 fifties being at the helm and his best score is 139 against Sri Lanka which came in 2014 when he was the stand-in skipper.
We have a long way to go
The former Indian cricketer and also the commentator Sunil Gavaskar had heaped praises on the Indian team and especially on the captain for leading the side well. He, in particular, spoke about Kohli’s captaincy that has made the Indian side more physically fit and ruthless. Kohli was asked about the praise from such a stalwart during the post-match conference after the loss against Australia and he humbly accepted it.
He was delighted after knowing that he has been termed as one of the best by one of the great player of all times for India but also insisted on the fact that they still have a long way to go. “It feels good to get appreciation; it is a decent compliment. But it is a long way to go,” Kohli said. He also agreed that the team needs to do well in alien playing conditions. The final game of the ODI series will be played in Nagpur and then the focus will be shifted on the T20I series.