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Ravi Shastri Discusses Virat Kohli’s Captaincy; ‘Could Be A Blessing In Disguise,’ he Says

Ravi Shastri also discussed Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s captaincy styles, comparing them to Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar, two Indian legends.

Virat Kohli’s captaincy row, according to former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, could be a “blessing in disguise” for the player. Despite Virat Kohli’s desire to continue leading the team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) removed the player from the ODI captaincy and replaced him with Rohit Sharma earlier this month.

Ravi Shastri, speaking on Star Sports, said it is the right way to go about things and that it will allow Virat Kohli to concentrate on red-ball cricket.

“Kohli and Rohit both received a blessing in disguise. It’s the correct path to take. For Virat and Rohit, this could be a blessing in disguise. In this time of living in and out of bio-bubbles due to COVID, it’s not easy for one guy to handle all three. Virat Kohli can concentrate on red-ball cricket and lead in Tests for as long as he wants. Because he still has 5-6 years left in him, it will allow him to sit back and think about his game “Shastri explained.

Ravi Shastri Discusses Virat Kohli's
Ravi Shastri Discusses Virat Kohli’s

Ravi Shastri also discussed Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s captaincy styles, comparing them to Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar, two Indian legends.

“When you compare the captaincy of the two (Kohli and Rohit), it reminds me of Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar. Virat resembles Kapil Dev, while Rohit resembles Sunil Gavaskar “According to the former India coach.

Ravi Shastri on Virat Kohli’s relationship

The former Indian head coach also mentioned how well he and Virat Kohli got along and how they have similar personalities.

“The personality match was beneficial. We both played with a lot of vigour and a desire to win. We quickly realised that we needed to take 20 wickets to win, so we began selecting and identifying players who could assist us. It could take some time. And choosing to play aggressive, fearless cricket meant that you would lose games at times, but once you did, it was infectious, and I realised that early on “Shastri came to a conclusion.

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