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The captain of the Australia National Cricket Team in the limited-overs setup, Aaron Finch has heaped praise on the skipper of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli. Aaron Finch said that Virat Kohli’s consistency across all the three formats in international cricket has been exceptional. Apart from his batting, Finch also lavished praise on Kohli for leading team India in the way he has done in recent years.
There has been a lot of talk going on in the media that suggest team India opting for a split captaincy pattern between Virat and Rohit Sharma. Team India’s recent failures in ICC events have added fuel to the fire as many people are now opposing Virat Kohli’s leadership skills in major tournaments. Keeping in view, the ICC T20 World Cup later this year, a lot of people have now voiced the opinion of handing over the T20 captaincy to Rohit Sharma.
Now, Aaron Finch has said that Virat has been a great captain for team India ever since MS Dhoni left the throne for him to ascend in Indian cricket.
Aaron Finch Lavishes Praise On Virat Kohli
Finch said all players are expected to endure some bad time but players like Kohli, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting and batting great Sachin Tendulkar are exceptions.
“Every player, regardless of who it is, has a bad series. But very very rarely do you see Kohli, (Steve) Smith, even going back (Ricky) Ponting, Sachin (Tendulkar), these guys they don’t have two bad series in a row,” Finch said on the Sony Ten Pit Stop show.
“The pressure of playing for India is one but also leading India is another and the way he (Kohli) has done it, so consistently for a long time. And taking over from (MS) Dhoni, the leadership, that is huge. The expectations were high and he kept delivering and I think that that is the most impressive thing,” he added.
Finch was impressed with Kohli’s consistency as a batsman too.
“What has been so impressive for so long is just his consistency across three formats. To be the best player of all-time in ODI cricket is one thing but then to also be in Test cricket and T20 cricket as a rounded player that is remarkable,” he said.
Virat Kohli Has Had An Impressive Run As The Skipper Of India
Virat Kohli has been an impressive skipper, especially in Test cricket for team India.
Virat has led the Men in Blue in 55 Test matches out of which the team has won 33 games and lost 12 games. 10 games have ended in a draw, and he has a win percentage of 60 in the most extended format of the game.
Kohli has also led India in 89 ODIs so far out of which the team has gone on to win 62 matches and lost only 24 games. One game has tied during Virat’s reign, and two ended in no result. Virat Kohli has a win percentage of 71.83 as India had emerged as one of the strongest ODI teams in world cricket.
In the T20Is, Kohli has led team India in 37 games so far wherein they have won 22 games and lost 11 matches. Two games have ended in a tie, and two games have ended in No Result. Kohli has a win percentage of 65.71 in T20Is.