WION Web Team Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Jan 24, 2018, 05.57 AM
After losing the Test series against South Africa, Indian skipper has come under the radar of many cricket spectators and critics. So many questions have been raised about Virat's decisions, team selection process and game strategies.
The Indian batting line in both the previous matches suffered some serious damage. Although, Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored a massive 153 runs in the first innings of the second Test.
In a recent interview, he hailed his bowlers, who have claimed 20 wickets in both Tests so far and said to rectify the errors in the final Test.
On one hand, Kohli looks confident and prepares for the final Test, on the other veteran cricketers have unconventional comments on his captaincy and decision making.
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag said in a sports-related show that other team members must point out Virat's mistakes on the field.
In every dressing room, players share their views and help the captain to avoid it but there is no one in the Indian squad who can challenge Kohli's selection decision.
Unsurprisingly, Kohli would want from his team to score runs and produce results but there is need to sit together and talk about the issues. Teamwork is important and every player has to contribute to tackling situations like these.
Sehwag thinks Virat must be getting advice from the coach but he is not implementing it on the field, he is expecting a lot from his team and this high expectation is affecting his captaincy, further his own game.
Recently, Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith raised serious questions on Indian skipper Virat Kohli's leadership capabilities, saying he lacks the patience required for a leader to raise the overall level of his team.
Smith, who was speaking at a sports-related event organised by South African media house wondered if Kohli was the right choice for the captaincy in the longer run for Indian cricket.
Before that former Indian team captain, Sunil Gavaskar also expressed his views on the performance of Indian cricket team. He said that MS Dhoni's advice in the dressing room would have been invaluable."I would have actually liked him to maybe give up captaincy and still stay in the team as wicketkeeper-batsman," Gavaskar said.