Former Greats Reflect on India’s First Test Win Under Virat Kohli’s Stewardship

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 | 0


Team India pulled off its first ever Test win under the leadership of Virat Kohli following a dominant 278-run thrashing of hosts Sri Lanka in the second of the ongoing three-match Test series.

Kohli, who took over the reins from MS Dhoni in Australia last year, exhibited aggressive captaincy by opting for an unconventional 6-5 team combination that seems to have impressed many.

Former Australia captain Adam Gilchrist was one of the many to heap praise on the young Indian skipper. The Australian backed Team India to perk up on an overseas record under Kohli’s guidance.

“I think his (Kohli) natural attacking style will help the team take on new frontiers. He looks like the sort of guy who is prepared to take risks, certainly in his individual play,” Gilchrist opined.

Former Sri Lanka fast-bowler Chaminda Vaas also vouched for Kohli’s five-bowler strategy that has done wonders for the Indian team in the ongoing series, especially in the second match.

“It is good that India are playing aggressive cricket. All good sides do, especially when they play with five bowlers,” Vaas asserted. “They are rebuilding under Kohli and I like their aggressive brand of cricket.”

With the series locked up at 1-1, both the teams will vie for one final time in the series at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo beginning August 28.






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