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5 reasons why Virat Kohli is the most influential captain in cricket

  • The main reasons that make Virat Kohli the best leader in cricket?
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:54 IST

#3 Self-belief

Kohli has always backed himself
Kohli has always backed himself

Virat had once popularly told that self-belief and hard work would earn one success. He has religiously followed this in his cricket career, and now his infectious attitude has started to show on his team-mates as well. Irrespective of the game situation, this Indian team under Kohli never loses self-belief, backs its strengths and plays with a lion-hearted attitude. He makes them believe that they are the best and they mean business all the time.

The most prominent example from 2018 was how India bounced back against South Africa after being 2-0 down. Indian team was written off and criticized by the media, but Kohli stuck to his words that his team will bounce back in the third test at Johannesburg.

On a treacherous pitch, he had no inhibitions in batting first and even though India was bowled out for 187, he backed his bowlers, who rattled South Africa for 194.

When the pitch started to show its tricks, Indians took giant strides and set South Africa a daunting target of 241. Even though the South Africans at one point were 128 for 1, he stuck to his bowlers, who eventually granted the nation a historic win.

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