Team India fast bowler Umesh Yadav recently opened up on a captain’s impact on a bowler and also talked about the captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
Meanwhile, both Kohli and Dhoni have done an exceptional job with the team. They both led India to memorable victories in foreign soil with their astute leadership skills.
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Talking about the difference between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav admitted that they have unique qualities. Giving details on it, Yadav noted that Kohli is aggressive while Dhoni likes to stay calm.
”Everyone is different. Mahi [MS Dhoni] Bhai was very calm and cool. Virat [Kohli] is different, he does well when he’s aggressive. The more aggressive he is, the better he plays so that suits him. The captain should give the team confidence and stand with them. Both do that, just that they do it differently,” Umesh Yadav said.
Further, he went on to say adding the fast bowler needs a captain, who understand the situations. He concluded saying there is joy in playing the game when the skipper is right behind you backing to bowl better.
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”As a fast bowler, you just need a captain who understands you. He should know when to talk to you, and what you want, when to leave you alone to a bowl and when to step in and say, “Umesh, bowl like this.” There is joy in working with a captain who has confidence in you, who says, “Tu bindaas daal. ”
I have played under quite a few captains. I have liked playing under both Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni the most. They both have given me freedom at the start and helped me if my plans weren’t working,” he inferred.