Virat Kohli is the leader India need: Krishnamachari Srikkanth
"The country needs a leader who believes in himself."
Published - Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm | Updated - Jan 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Back in 2014-15 during India’s Test series against Australia, veteran MS Dhoni decided to hang his boots from Test cricket. Thereafter, Virat Kohli took over the leadership role from the Jharkhand-born. In 2017, the 30-year-old from Delhi became the ODI and T20I skipper from the home series against England. He hasn’t looked back ever since and has taken India to greater heights.
The additional responsibility didn’t affect his batting by any means and he kept on plundering runs across all the formats. Recently, he became the first Indian captain to a Test series victory on Australian soil after winning the first and third Test in Adelaide and Melbourne respectively. Recently, former Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth praised Virat and said that he’s leader India need.
Srikkanth lauds Virat Kohli
“If today India is ever chasing a target of 300 plus, it depends on Virat Kohli. When we talk about stats Virat has scored 24 centuries in India’s cases and 21 of them have been for a winning cause. Virat has a superb combination of passion, aggression and responsibility.
The country needs a leader who believes in himself and believes in the team and Kapil did it for us like Virat is doing for the youngsters nowadays,” Srikkanth was quoted as saying in www.eenaduindia.com.
Virat is currently playing the three-match ODI series against Aaron Finch’s Australia. After failing in the opening ODI in Sydney where Jhye Richardson dismissed him for three, Kohli came into his own and scored his 39th ODI century in Adelaide and the knock also helped India draw level in the series.
The visitors are now scheduled to play the third and deciding ODI at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Kohli has the chance of leading his team to its maiden bilateral series victory in Australia. He is also expected to play a major role in the World Cup, scheduled to start on May 30 in England and Wales.
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