Gavaskar on Kohli’s captaincy: Former Indian captain has hailed Virat Kohli for being a fast learner as a captain.
Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian captain and the first batsman to cross the 10,000-run mark in Test cricket, has hailed current India captain Virat Kohli for being a ‘fast learner’ as a captain.
In the recent times, Kohli’s captaincy has been under the radar when it comes to facing criticism. Must of it has also to do with India not doing too well overseas during majority of 2018.
However, currently on the brink of a historic first-ever series victory against Australia in Australia, Kohli has earned his respect back as a captain. Barring a few instances of miscommunication and reading the pitch wrongly at Perth, Kohli has been pinpoint with his decision in this series.
Speaking during the analysis show for Sony, Gavaskar threw accolades at the 30-year old cricketer saying that he is going to be the best-ever (captain) that India has had.
“As a captain, I still have my little concerns but I think now what has happened, he [Virat Kohli] is a fast learner, and we have seen that in this series. If he keeps learning, he is going to be the best-ever [captain] that India has had, in terms of results and in terms of getting the players to perform at the highest level,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying.
In 45 Test matches as under Kohli, India have won 26 and lost 10. If India wins the ongoing Test at Sydney, Kohli will equal Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of 27 Test win as captain. It is worth mentioning that Kohli had equaled former captain Sourav Ganguly’s record of 11 Test wins for India in overseas Tests in the last match at Melbourne.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Kohli below:
India were able to post a total excess of 600 at the SCG, thanks to three Pakistani bowlers…
Salman Irshad, Haris Rauf and Abbas Baloch, who gave Kohli’s men the much needed net practice before the Test. #AUSvIND #AusvsIndhttps://t.co/n56P9qIxyR
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 5, 2019
India are the first team in last 30 years to enforce follow-on on Australia in Australia!
Excellent work Kohli & co.! #AusvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 6, 2019
Time to celebrate Kohli led Indian cricket team register their first series win in Australia. Rain will decide if it would be 2-1 or 3-1. Excellent team performance. Congratulations @imVkohli – you have made India proud. God bless
— Dinanath Kholkar (@dinakholkar) January 6, 2019
— Republic (@republic) January 6, 2019