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

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Modified 10 Jan 2019, 18:34 IST

#4 Playing to win - the attack-minded spirit

The ever-so-passionate attitude of Virat Kohli
The ever-so-passionate attitude of Virat Kohli

Indian team under Kohli has always looked to win.

After he had scored a masterful 55 of 37 balls in the World T20 2016 against Pakistan in Kolkata, the great man said that victory was his biggest feeling and also his greatest craving. When he took up test captaincy, he made it clear that this Indian team will never play for dull draws. Instead, they will lose a few to win. This has made the team more confident as every player knows what they should execute to make the team victorious.

For instance, Ishant Sharma for a very long time was always a bowler who would bowl a sharp spell in patches. Going by his recent performances in 2018, he seems to have got his radar right and always tries to pick up wickets. Ravi Ashwin, who bowled defensive lines in previous tours now attacks the stumps on a regular basis and tries picking wickets.

These changes have come because Kohli wants his team to attack, attack and attack and thus, be the best in the world.

Published 10 Jan 2019, 18:34 IST
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