The Indian team has made a flourishing performance of late in the series against Sri Lanka. They literally thrashed the Lankans with a whooping 4-0 defeat and there is yet a game to be played in the series. The Indian Captain, MS Dhoni opted to rest for the series and the job of leading the team was assigned to none other than Virat Kohli and so far his performance as a captain is simply ecstatic to be brief.

Team India’s Director Ravi Shastri is very impressed with stand-in captain Virat Kohli’s attitude and aggression on the field. Shastri heaped praise on Kohli saying that his aggression is rubbing off on the team. 

he Indian team has made a flourishing performance of late in the series against Sri Lanka. They literally thrashed the Lankans with a whooping 4-0 defeat and there is yet a game to be played in the series. The Indian Captain, MS Dhoni opted to rest for the series and the job of leading the team was assigned to none other than Virat Kohli and so far his performance as a captain is simply ecstatic to be brief.

During an interaction with management school students, Shastri said: 

He’s aggressive and he’s very young, so the exuberance is still seen in him, which is very good for the team. And I see a bit of myself in him.

“Even when I was 20-22 years of age, the adrenaline was running high. We’ve have been playing some good cricket. It’s a passionate bunch of boys.” By his own admission, Kohli has brought the ruthless factor into the side.”

India is already leading the series 4-0 with still a game to be played at Ranchi on Sunday.

Shastri also praised about Rohit Sharma’s breathtaking and berserk performance in the 4th ODI. It was something out of ordinary and was a touch of sheer class.

Shastri said that he asked Rohit to spend some time at the middle and he responded quite well to it. Also, he handled the pressure quite brilliantly.

Also, Shastri said that sometimes it is good to have butterflies in one’s stomach. He said that Rohit was under pressure for the initial 10-15 runs but after he overcame the phase, everything fell in place for him.

He quoted:

I just told him to spend some time in the middle and he responded well to the pressure. Sometimes having butterflies in your stomach is good. He was under pressure scoring the initial 10-15 runs, but once he overcame the phase, everything fell in place.”

 

Writer Inputs by Sidharth Gulati 

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