Indian skipper Virat Kohli may not have been in the best of forms during the T20I series against Australia but stand-in Australian skipper David Warner feels the Indian skipper keeps the team fired up with his aggression. Warner also believes that is helping team India succeed. India recently thrashed Australia 4-1 in the One Day International series. For India, there have been many positives to talk about from the series, Kuldeep Yadav’s growth to Hardik Pandya maturing his skills. Warner, who has seen this Indian team from close quarters reckons Kohli plays a massive role in keeping this team in shape, both physically and mentally.
“Fantastic last 12 months for India. Credit to Virat Kohli’s leadership. His passion for the game is fantastic. He’s a player who steps up and gets his players fired up,” Warner told India Today.
Kohli became the captain recently after MS Dhoni stepped aside from the top job. Since Kohli has taken the team to newer heights and is already setting his sights on the 2019 cricket World Cup. Today, team India is number one in Tests and ODI’s, which is a big achievement.
Kohli became the first Indian captain to whitewash Sri Lanka in their own backyard and team India also did well in West Indies, just after the ICC Champions Trophy.
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“Overall, it has been a great year for India, winning series after series. They have done exceptionally well so I don’t think Virat should be disappointed,” former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said.
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“He’s a super player, he’s human. He won’t get runs every series, nobody in the world has. He will comeback against New Zealand and do well. He was in good touch against Australia, it’s not that he looked out of form and I think he will continue to score runs for India because he is a very, very good cricketer,” Ganguly said.
There is not a lot of time to rest for team India as they will host New Zealand soon for a limited overs series followed by a T20I series. So there is a lot to cheer for, for the Indian cricket fans.