Former South Africa coach Ray Jennings has made some interesting observations about Virat Kohli's captaincy.
“As captain, I think, he is still not at his best. The Indian cricket system has to feed off Virat Kohli. Going from MS Dhoni to Kohli has been a drastic change. Dhoni is so calm and Kohli is the complete opposite. He can be intimidating the dressing room and sometimes his teammates can wonder who Kohli really is,” Jennings was quoted as saying in a PTI report.
Jennings feels Kohli needs someone who can guide him better in the dressing room. “There can be a fear factor in the dressing room and you don’t want that with so many youngsters coming into the side. Indian cricket, thus, has to find people who can help and influence Kohli into ways of improving and becoming an even better leader,” Jennings added.
Jennings did believe though that Kohli will get better with age. “With age, Kohli will get better and calm down a lot naturally. He will not be so aggressive and in your face all the time. But in certain situations, when things are not so calm or even just to take that fear factor away from the dressing room, who will teach Kohli to become a better version of himself.”
Kohli got a hundred in the first match against South Africa and 46 not out in the second.
--By A Cricket Correspondent