Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are two of the most well-liked gamers who’ve captained Indian cricket group in the trendy period. The interval beneath Dhoni noticed India profitable three ICC World titles – 2007 T20I World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy. The ongoing period beneath Kohli has seen India changing into a drive to reckon with throughout all three codecs and turning into one of the potent quick bowling assaults in the world.
Dhoni performed 200 ODIs as captain out of which he received 110 and misplaced 74 with a profitable proportion of 59.52. Kohli up to now has performed 89 ODIs as captain and has received 62 of them with a proportion of 71.83. In Tests, Dhoni captained India in 60 video games out of which he managed to choose 27 video games and misplaced 18 matches at a profitable proportion of 45. Kohli, up to now, has performed 55 Tests in which he has received 33 video games and misplaced 12, with a profitable proportion of 60. So, who is the higher captain among the many two?
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Former India cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan believes that the captaincy styles of the 2 gamers developed two totally different sorts of group, and each groups managed to discover success in their very own approach. “Virat Kohli is a very proactive and instinctive captain. It gives him a lot of energy and he is still getting better and better. Best part about Kohli as captain, he leads from the front, not only scoring runs with the bat but also the energy that he possesses,” the cricketer-turned-commentator mentioned in an interview to Times of India.
“Probably Jadeja and Kohli are the two best fielders in the Indian team. So he sets an example on the field. I quite like the way Virat is going about his job and he is getting better,” he added.
“Both are totally different captains (Kohli and Dhoni), Virat is extra of an aggressive and expressive sort of captain and MS is fairly laid again and you’ll hardly learn from his facial features and what his physique is talking about. But MS Dhoni is extra of a bowlers’ captain which is a giant benefit for any bowler.
“Virat Kohli on the opposite hand is a livewire along with his vitality as a result of he all the time has some concepts for bowlers. The strategy is vital however what is extra vital is the end result,” Sivaramakrishnan mentioned.
The former India bowler additional went on to examine Kohli with the Australian group of the 90s and early 2000s. “Virat Kohli doesn’t mind losing games because he plays to win. That’s what Australia did in the 90s and 2000s, that’s why they were so successful. You just want to go, try and win a game and in the process if you lose it’s part and parcel of the game,” he mentioned.