MS Dhoni good mix of aggression and being secure, Virat Kohli getting there: Former BCCI selector

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MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have completely different management kinds however simply because the present India captain exhibits his feelings greater than his predecessor doesn’t imply Dhoni was any much less aggressive a captain, feels former BCCI nationwide selector Gagan Khoda. Having examined Dhoni as India’s ODI and T20I captain between 2015 earlier than Kohli took over in 2017, Khoda feels the previous India captain was aggressive in his personal manner and that Kohli continues to choose and inculcate Dhoni’s traits in his management.

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“They say Virat Kohli is very aggressive, but MS Dhoni is not. I don’t believe in this. Aggression is not being vocal. MS Dhoni was aggressive and safe. You have to be safe as a captain. Virat Kohli is aggressive and learning how to be safe. He’s learning very quickly. The only difference is that MS Dhoni is not vocal but he is equally aggressive,” Khoda advised SportsKeeda.

Khoda reckons Dhoni was the right mixture of aggression and being secure. There haven’t been too many cases of Dhoni shedding his cool, or mouthing phrases on the opposition, a sight which was acquainted with Kohli. But when the time was right, Dhoni didn’t draw back from taking it to the opposition. Khoda states Kohli, who took over as India’s full-time Test captain in 2015 and in limited-overs two years later, continues to be studying the artwork of balancing the 2 components and believes he’ll hopefully succeed.

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“You can’t attack and be aggressive all the time. You have to be aggressive and safe. MS Dhoni was a blend of both. Virat Kohli is reaching there,” Khoda mentioned. “MS Dhoni was a great captain and used to study the game very well. Virat Kohli is getting there and he is a very quick learner. He’ll admit his mistake and say he’ll do better next time.”

Khoda was made a part of India’s choice panel in November of 2015 and served his tenure until January of 2017 earlier than he and Jatin Paranjape have been shoved out resulting from of the Lodha Committee, which trimmed the choice panel to a few people.

[Attribution HT]

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