India’s performance overseas has been a worrying factor over past four years. Virat Kohli’s attitude of taking calculating risks could contradict that trend, feels the Australian great Adam Gilchrist.
“I think his (Kohli) natural attacking style will help the team take on new frontiers (winning overseas and conquering final frontiers). He looks like the sort of guy who is prepared to take risks, certainly in his individual play,” Gilchrist told PTI during an interaction.
“With time, he will learn more about his style of leadership whether he is prepared to take the risks in winning or losing a match. He is a risk taker and I think that will make for positive cricket,” Gilchrist, who was on a quick visit to India, further said
In Kohli’s style of captaincy, the dashing wicketkeeper-batsman found shades of Michael Clarke, who retired from international cricket a couple of days back.
“I would say Kohli is very similar to Clarke. He (Clarke) was also a risk taker with regards to being prepared to lose even when there is a chance to win. Look he was a world class batsman. The leading batsman in the world for a number of years. He was a wonderful servant for Australian cricket. I am sure he will do well in retirement,” said Gilchrist.
Virat Kohli, as a captain got his first Test victory in Sri Lanka in which India registered a famous victory in Sri Lankan soil by defeating them by a huge margin of 278 runs. However, the real challenge for Kohli will be performing well in foreign conditions such as England, South Africa and Australia.