‘Virat Kohli might by no means be the cool ice man like MS Dhoni’: Nasser Hussain on how India captain is distinct from MSD

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain has lauded Virat Kohli for making his personal mark in captaincy and never following his predecessor MS Dhoni’s fashion of management. Kohli adopted Dhoni to turn into India’s Test captain in 2015 and ODI skipper in 2017 and whereas he might have chosen to guide India the way in which Dhoni did, Hussain credited Kohli for growing his distinctive management abilities.

“First factor I might say is he’s his personal man. It’s very simple coming after MS Dhoni and assume, nicely, I’ve got to be like MS Dhoni, I’ve got to be this calm, calculated finisher, cool, ice man. Virat Kohli might by no means be the cool ice man,” Hussain stated of the India captain on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.

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While Kohli, who made his ODI debut under Dhoni in 2008 and Test debut in 2011, has led India in far fewer matches in ODIs, he has a win proportion of 71.83 in the format. Dhoni led India in 200 ODIs, of which India won 110 and lost 74, however under Kohli, India have won 62 ODIs out of 89 and lost 24.

Kohli’s win proportion can also be the most effective by an India captain to guide in additional than 50 ODIs. In Tests, Kohli is India’s most successful captain having led team to 33 wins from 55 matches. He surpassed Dhoni (27 wins from 60 Tests) with a 28th Test win against West Indies in September last yr and captained India to a well-known Test series win in Australia, their first in the nation in 71 years.

Of all Kohli’s traits, the depth proven by the India captain is what impresses Hussain essentially the most.

“Virat Kohli wears his {heart} on his sleeve. If you watch Virat Kohli play soccer in the morning, I fear about a few of his personal players as he’s so eager to win, he might do a double-footed sort out at waist top to be sincere as he simply desires to win,” Hussain stated.


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