Former Australia quick bowler Brett Lee believes that the present India captain Virat Kohli is much like former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. Whereas Kohli is believed to be one of many modern-day greats, Ponting was some of the profitable Australia captains. Ponting led his crew to 2 ODI World Cup wins in 2003 and 2007. Ponting, very like Kohli, had a profitable mentality, and hated shedding each recreation.
“Everybody’s obtained completely different types of captaincy. If you happen to see Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli, you could possibly say there are some similarities between their captaincy types. They’ve obtained that uncooked aggression, however it’s not essentially excessive,” Brett Lee informed Occasions of India.
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“There have been instances the place each captain’s gone excessive from each nation. However I’ve loved watching Kohli’s captaincy. As a result of actual ardour comes by. He desires to do very well for the crew,” Lee added.
The previous Aussie paceman went on to elucidate how types of captaincy of Kohli and Ponting is completely different to MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly. “I performed in opposition to Dhoni and Ganguly. They’re as soon as once more completely different captains. They’ve obtained a distinct, extra of a laid-back fashion however efficient. So, you don’t should be a captain that’s aggressive. You don’t should be laid again. You must do no matter works for you and no matter to get one of the best out of your gamers.
“However there are guys who’re nice crew managers when it comes to the way in which they handle their expertise amongst the crew. As a result of that’s all a captain is all about. The captain ought to be a very good chief. Individuals and gamers ought to look as much as them and respect them and these guys (Ganguly, Dhoni, Kohli) have positively obtained that,” Lee added.
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Lee additional mentioned: “Other than his (Kohli) captaincy, he does nicely with the bat personally. He is similar as Ricky Ponting. He had that actual highly effective aggression however not an excessive amount of. There’s a pleasant steadiness, I believe. They’re fairly comparable relating to captaincy.
“And in addition, they’ve obtained an ideal potential to learn the gamers. So, you consider Ponting the way in which he had set the fields, very attacking fields, I see the identical In Kohli. Kohli is blissful to assault,” the cricketer-turned-commentator added.
In the meantime, India are set to tour Australia in December this yr, the place they’ll play a four-match Take a look at collection. India had gained the four-match collection 2-1 the final time that they had travelled Down Underneath in December 2018.