Virat Kohli has been considered one of the most successful captains in India’s cricket historical past. He has taken India to the pinnacle of the Test rating whereas staking a dominant declare in restricted-overs cricket. Virat turned the first in India’s historical past to win a Test sequence in Australia whereas making the nation an unstoppable power in the longest format of the recreation. However, two criticisms that Virat has at all times confronted in his captaincy profession is his lack of success in ICC tournaments and fixed tweaking of the taking part in XI.
Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif additionally talked about the fixed rotations in the Indian group beneath Kohli’s captaincy. He lamented the truth the Rishabh Pant has been made to hold water bottles for the group as a substitute of taking part in common cricket.
“He should focus and back his team selection. If any player loses his form for some matches, still he should support them. Kohli should be looking to make players. Then only he can create a good team,” Kaif mentioned as per a report on Information18.
“Even for the Wicket conserving function, they’re shuffling many gamers. India wants a everlasting specialist wicket-keeper. KL Rahul can be a backup wicket-keeper however I don’t suppose he ought to be the foremost one.
“If you wish to help Rishabh Pant over Dhoni, then Kohli ought to again him. He shouldn’t be the water boy of the group. Kohli and his group ought to overcome this hurdle.
“If it’s so, Kohli will be the most successful captain when he retires.”
Kaif, together with Yuvraj Singh, introduced a revolution in the Indian fielding. Apart from taking part in a number of memorable partnerships, together with the 2003 Natwest sequence ultimate, the duo had been identified for sensational fielding, diving catches and fast run outs. Speaking in an interview to Youtube channel Sports Screen, Kaif mentioned that India has improved loads in fielding over the years, however remains to be lacking a “complete package” in fielding at the second.
“A great batsman is a complete package. He can play cut, hook, pull, inswing delivery, a bouncer, hit a six… it is same with fielding. Similarly, a fielder is a complete package when you know how to slide, when you throw directly at the wickets, when you can run fast, when your hands make a proper shape to hold the ball – if you do all these things right, then you become a complete fielder,” Kaif mentioned.