India’s Test cricket captain Virat Kohli has lavished praises on ODI and T20I captain Rohit Sharma as well as head coach Rahul Dravid, adding that he will back the combination to the best possible level for the advancement of Indian cricket. Over the previous 2 months, there have been several personnel changes in Indian cricket, mostly on the game and in the support staff. We have discussed here on how Virat Kohli praised Rohit Sharma And Rahul Dravid.
Virat Kohli praised Rohit Sharma And Rahul Dravid
Even though Dravid takes over as India’s head coach just after the 2021 T20 World Cup, Nagpur-born Sharma has replaced Kohli as Team India’s limited-overs captain. Reports of a split among Kohli and Rohit have recently emerged. Meanwhile, the 33-year-old Kohli denied the rumours and stated that he will defend Rohit.
Virat lauded Rohit for his leadership qualities with accuracy at both the international and Indian Premier League stages. It’s important to note that Sharma is perhaps the most accomplished IPL captain in history, having guided the Mumbai Indians to 5 victories.
My responsibility is obviously to push the team in the right direction: Kohli
“My responsibility is obviously to push the team in the right direction, something that I wanted to do even before I became captain. That mindset will never change. Rohit is a very able captain, a very tactically sound captain. We have seen that in the games for India and in the IPL as well,” said Kohli.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 15, 2021
Kohli also praised Rahul Dravid, who began his coaching career with T20I and Test series victories against New Zealand. The experienced stated that his role would be to support the side with his vast experience.
“Rahul Bhai is a very, very balanced coach, a great manager. Both of them will have absolute support in whatever vision they set for the team. I will be there 100 percent. I will be the guy who can push the team in the right direction,” he added.
Kohli will now captain India in 3-match Test series versus South Africa, which begins on December 26 at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Meanwhile, Rohit has been pulled out of the series owing to a hamstring injury.