Virat Kohli Ahead of MS Dhoni as India’s Captain? Rahul Dravid Speaks Up

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | 0

Virat Kohli has been carrying out the reigns in absence of regular skipper MS Dhoni and has been indubitably doing a pretty good job. Having led India to an unassailable 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in the ongoing 5-match one-day international series, Kohli has by now publicized why he is the future of India.

Moreover, with Dhoni being rested for the first Test match against Australia in Brisbane due to a thumb injury, Kohli has a golden prospect to establish his authentic merit as the captain in the longest format of the game. But, can he come out as a good skipper? Rahul Dravid opens up…

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Dravid said: “Dhoni’s absence gives Virat the opportunity to show that he leads maybe differently. I still think it’s going to be Dhoni’s side, he has been announced captain. It’s just a nice opportunity for Virat and a great feeling, every time you get the opportunity to lead your country in a Test match, it’s a great thrill and Virat will really enjoy that.”

Considering Kohli as Dhoni’s successor for captaincy, Dravid added: “I think he’s (Kohli) got a good cricket brain. From what we’ve seen a little bit in the IPL and one-day cricket, he’s willing to make things happen. He’s spent quite a bit of time learning from Dhoni. He’s been in the side for a while now. If he can bat well in Test matches and have that certainty about himself as a player, then I have no doubt that he’s the obvious candidate to take over from Dhoni once he’s finished.”

India is scheduled to lock horns with Australia in the 4-match Test series, ahead of the 2015 World Cup Down Under. (India’s squad)




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