Virat Kohli is hailed as India’s best captain in the longest format of the game as under his captaincy the Indian team produced some major victories on foreign soil.
Team India’s skipper Rohit Sharma revealed the biggest learning he got from Virat Kohli’s leadership when he was playing under him on the test side.
Pressure has to be there so that the opposition makes a mistake says Rohit Sharma
Team India defeated Australia in the first test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur by a huge margin of an innings and 132 runs. In the post-match press conference, Rohit Sharma discussed about his biggest learning from Virat Kohli’s leadership.
“When I was playing as a player, Virat was captaining then. I noticed one thing that, no matter if we don’t get a wicket, but that pressure has to be there so that the opposition makes a mistake. That is something I learned when Virat was captaining and these guys were bowling,” Rohit said in the post-match press conference in Nagpur.
“That is what I try to do now, apply that pressure, don’t expect wicket every ball, just keep putting the ball in the right areas,” the Indian skipper further added.
Virat Kohli was the most successful Test captain for Team India as he won 40 out of 68 Tests. Indian Team performed exceptionally well under him specifically in the SENA countries. Team India developed a penetrating pace bowling attack under Virat Kohli who led them in a very aggressive manner which helped the Indian team in getting some great victories during Kohli’s leadership tenure.
Rohit Sharma’s statement gives a signal that the Indian team might continue using the same aggressive tactics to put the opponents under constant pressure. The presence of pace bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav will make things easier for Rohit Sharma.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy is Rohit’s first major series as the captain of Team India’s test side. With the thrashing victory against the Aussies in the first test, the Men in Blue will certainly become even more confident as they look to seal a spot for the World Test Championship Final.