Graham Gooch Lists Out Differences Between Captaincy of Virat Kohli and Joe Root

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Former England captain Graham Gooch listed out the difference between the captaincy of Virat Kohli and Joe Root. Virat Kohli is India’s skipper in all the three formats of the game whereas Joe Root only leads England in Test cricket. Gooch believes Virat Kohli is doing a fine job for the Indian team whereas Root is still learning the aspects of captaincy.

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Meanwhile, there is no denying the fact that Virat Kohli can be sometimes overexcited while leading his team. On the other hand, Kohli is India’s best batsman and he leads from the front. Thus, his success in his batting also transfers the confidence in his leadership. In fact, it is palpable by the way he leads his team on the ground.

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Graham Gooch said while talking to the Telegraph, “Kohli was impressive at Trent Bridge, the only Test India won, but okay otherwise. As a batsman, of course, Kohli alone stood out and absorbed the pressure”.

Furthermore, Kohli is a more experienced campaigner as he leads in all three versions of the game. Meanwhile, Joe Root is still in the early days of his captaincy as he only leads in the red ball format.

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Virat Kohli, Joe Root (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

“Kohli is the more experienced captain and leads in all formats. Root is learning. He needs to consistently score, as that makes it easier for a batsman-captain. England, I feel, need to work out a style of playing Test cricket. Sometimes, one gets the impression that the one-day mode is being adopted. There must be clarity and consistency”.

Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world and the same confidence has reflected in his captaincy. He doesn’t like to hold any punches. Thus, he looks to take the bull by its horns and pushes his team to play in an aggressive manner. Meanwhile, Joe Root has done a good job in leading England in Test cricket.

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