Krishnamachari Srikkanth has heaped praises on Virat Kohli ahead of India’s final ODI match at Melbourne against Australia Down Under. Praising the Indian captain, the former chairman of selectors, Kris Srikkanth, said that India needs a leader like Virat Kohli, saying he had a superb combination of passion, aggression and responsibility.
While speaking to Eenaduindia, Srikkanth said, “If today India is ever chasing a target of 300 plus, it depends on Virat Kohli. When we talk about stats, Virat has scored 24 centuries in India’s cases, and 21 of them have been for a winning cause.” Shikhar Dhawan Predicts India vs Australia ODI Final Match at MCG to Be Exciting, Backs Under-Fire Young Indian Bowlers Ahead of 3rd ODI: Watch Video.
Drawing parallels between Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli, Srikkanth said, “The country needs a leader who believes in himself and believes in the team and Kapil did it for us like Virat is doing for the youngsters nowadays.”
Virat Kohli was appointed as the captain of Indian Test team after MS Dhoni decided to hang boots during the 2014-15 Test Tour to Australia. In 2017, Kohli was selected as the captain of India’s ODI and T20I teams as well. India’s Likely XI Team for 3rd ODI vs Australia 2019: Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Khaleel Ahmed’s Inclusion a Dilemma for Virat Kohli.
Since taking over the reins from MS Dhoni in all the three formats, Virat Kohli has led the Indian team to enormous success under his leadership. Recently, Kohli became the only captain in Asia, let alone India, to win a Test series in Australia. India has been on the forefront in all the three formats in the last four-five years. India vs Australia, 3rd ODI 2019: Check Out the Weather Forecast of Melbourne as Men in Blue Hunt for Glory.
It will be more than just unprecedented for Virat Kohli if the Indian team under his leadership wins the ODI series in Australia as well. Currently, the series is levelled at 1-1, and the 3rd ODI game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is going to be nothing less than exciting, as pointed out by Shikhar Dhawan in his pre-match presser. Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about India vs Australia 2019 ODI Series.