Former Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore said that Virat Kohli is a democratic leader contrary to what many believe. The former Australian cricketer believes that Virat Kohli has ticked the right boxes as the Indian captain.

In fact, Virat Kohli has always led with aplomb. Therefore, the Indian skipper has produced great results for the Men in Blue.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Sri Lanka born Dav Whatmore said that Kohli listens to shrewd minds in the team before taking the crucial decisions.

Dav Whatmore said while talking to TOI, “I think as a captain you are always learning. Leading by example physically, as a fielder and a batsman, he ticks all the boxes. Making shrewd decisions on the field, he needs assistance from a few players. He is a democratic leader, contrary to what a few think; he listens to all the decent heads around him before taking a decision”. 

Whatmore added that touring a country as a captain is a challenge for any cricketer. Furthermore, the current Kerala Cricket Team coach said that Virat Kohli is on the right path of leadership.

Dav Whatmore. (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

“Touring a country as a captain is the biggest test for any cricketer, not just performing at home. As a batsman, bowler and a captain you need to perform in different conditions, only then will you get the tag of a great cricketer. He is on the way, this (overseas series lined up) would definitely be an indicator of his performance. But then, he has great support from the team and the support staff”.

Meanwhile, Whatmore also had the experience of coaching an Indian Premier League side. Whatmore provided his insights to the Kolkata Knight Riders. Dav Whatmore added that he tried to handle the franchise like an International side.

On the other hand, Virat Kohli is doing a fine job as the leader of the side. In fact, Kohli has also fired with the bat after he was handed over the reins of captaincy.