Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, the India national cricket team has achieved massive international success. Some of the most significant accomplishments under Virat Kohli’s captaincy is reaching the finals of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, winning India’s maiden ODI series in South Africa (2017/18), winning India’s first ever Test and ODI bilateral series in Australia tour (2018/19).
Meanwhile, Shane Warne is a big fan of Virat Kohli, and he has been impressed with his leadership skills. However, talking about the best captain in the present time, he differentiated between captaincy, tactics and the leader of the team.
Speaking about the top tactical cricketers at present, Shane Warne chose the Australian Test captain, Tim Paine and New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson.
Shane Warne recently told NDTV, “I think he is the best leader of the team at the moment. There is a difference between captaincy, tactics and the leader of the team. I am a huge Virat Kohli fan. I think he is great for the game of cricket. He leads his team so well. Tactically it’s very hard to split. I think Tim Paine, Kane Williamson from New Zealand are very good tactically as well. So I think it’s very hard to say if there are any standout captains but I would say the best leader of men at the moment is definitely Virat Kohli.”
MS Dhoni’s importance for Indian national cricket team
Shane Warne feels MS Dhoni is going to be a crucial player for India in the upcoming 2019 World Cup. The former India skipper and wicketkeeper-batsman, Dhoni had recently returned to the batting form.
Moreover, the legendary leg-spinner believes MS Dhoni’s flexibility will provide a more comprehensive option for India during the upcoming World Cup.
The Australian legend said, “MS Dhoni for me is in the side. For me, he can bat at number four, five, six depending on any situation. So he is definitely the wicket-keeper for me in the team. You need that experience in the squad to win a World Cup. You need your big players to perform well and if India are going to win the World Cup they need Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni to perform as well as guys like Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and (Jasprit) Bumrah need to perform really well.”
India will begin their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup journey on 5 June against South Africa. Many experts believe the two-time World Cup-winning side (1983 and 2011) India is a favourite side for the tournament. Currently, they are in excellent form and standing on the second position in the ICC ODI rankings.