Well, it has been a brilliant last few years for Virat Kohli in his cricketing career. He evolved brilliantly like no other cricketer to achieve certain heights in the game of cricket. Kohli has become the run-machine for the Indian National Cricket Team and leading the team in a successful way. Meanwhile, the head coach Ravi Shastri feels his skipper still got the room for improvement in captaincy.
The Delhi cricketer led the team to success in a brilliant home season and then almost pulled off victories against South Africa and England. But, unfortunately, ended up on the wrong side. However, he was successful in guiding the team to the victory for the first time ever in the history against Australia in a Test format.
Tactically, Virat Kohli outsmarted Australia – Ravi Shastri
Speaking of the victory in Australia, the head coach quoted that the Indian skipper was brilliant with his tactics against Australia. Further, he added that Virat Kohli is improving on a regular basis from a series to series.
”As far as I am concerned, tactically, there is still room for plenty of improvement as captain. He has gotten better and better, and better, and I thought in the Australian Test series, tactically he outsmarted Australia. I still see more room across formats for him to evolve. As a captain, Virat will evolve further,” Ravi Shastri said in an interview with Cricbuzz.
Virat Kohli is absolute special:
Further, Shastri lauded the batting performances of the Indian skipper. Virat Kohli garnered runs against South Africa, England and Australia across the formats. Shastri believes that the run-tally against England is brilliant, as went into the series with poor numbers in his kitty.
”Virat is special, absolutely special, for someone to get runs in dominant fashion in South Africa, in Australia and in England. England was icing on the cake. Here’s a guy who has got 140 runs in 10 innings (2014) and then gets 590 runs with two masters of bowling in James Anderson and Stuart Broad. You won’t get better than that with the Dukes ball. And to get those runs as captain in a team that is being beaten is phenomenal,” he added.
Well, as Ravi Shastri said, Virat Kohli has mastered the art of batting. But, still, got the room for improvement in the captaincy role. Currently, the Indian skipper is taking his much-required rest after a hectic season in 2018.
He will be back in the Indian colours when Australians tour India to lock horns in shorter versions of the game. Then, he will be seen leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League 2019.