Duncan Fletcher Had First Recognised Virat Kohli's Talent: Nasser Hussain

Duncan Fletcher Had First Recognised Virat Kohli’s Talent: Nasser Hussain

Virat Kohli,
Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Twitter

The cricket pundits have always applauded Virat Kohli for his batting and the attitude he carries on the field. He entered the Indian team in 2008, and after just three years he gained the place as the vice-captain of the team. Former cricketer Nasser Hussain recalled that the former Indian head coach Duncan Fletcher was the first one to recognize that Kohli will be a great cricketer.

Fletcher had replaced Gary Kirsten as India’s head coach after the 2011 World Cup. During his tenure, Virat was assigned as the deputy of Dhoni. His contract ended after the 2015 World Cup.

Duncan Fletcher, Virat Kohli
Duncan Fletcher. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

During the chat show with VVS Laxman and Kris Srikkanth, Hussain recalled the old conversation with former Indian head coach Fletcher when the latter had spotted the talent in the India skipper early.

“I was speaking to (former India head coach) Duncan Fletcher about him and he said ‘watch out for this lad. He has a real fight and character in him’,” Hussain said in Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket Connected’.

VVS Laxman and Kris Srikkant applaud Virat Kohli’s attitude and energy:

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Indian skipper has always been spotted aggressive and energetic in the field against any opposition. He has a fighting spirit which motivates his teammates to perform their best. Former Test batsman VVS Laxman also said that he admires Kohli for his passion and intensity.

“The one thing I admire about Virat Kohli is his intensity. One thing I was worried about was whether he will burn out quickly. But not even one session or one over he lets his intensity drop and that is really commendable,” he said.

Further, former chief selector Srikkanth compared Kohli with former Indian captain Kapil Dev. He said that Kohli and Kapil both had self-belief, which has made both of them the great batsman.

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