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Virat Kohli as ruthless as Sir Viv Richards, says West Indies great Alvin Kallicharan

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Virat Kohli was made India’s Test captain in 2014 and became skipper in all formats once MS Dhoni resigned from the post in January 2017.

(Source: AP)Former West Indies captain Alvin Kallicharan stated that Virat Kohli is somebody who reminds him of Sir Viv Richards. In an interview with Times of India, Kallicharan stated that Kohli’s attitude is as ruthless as that of Richards when he was captain and he appears to have the very same qualities. “The attitude is strong in both. I am someone who wouldn’t prefer to compare players. Kohli’s mindset is as ruthless as Viv’s was,” he said.Richards captained

West Indies in 50 Test matches between 1984 and 1991 and is the only West Indies captain to have actually never lost a single series. Apart from being among the best batsmen of his generation, Richards was also known for the aggressiveness he employed during his time as captain and how it leaked down to his gamers. “Kohli seems to have some of those qualities. He is a successful captain. As a batsman, he is a phenomenon. Constantly hungry. His consistency is tremendous,” stated Kallicharan, who captained the West Indies in 1977/78 after Clive Lloyd signed up with Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket. “Kohli now has brought a brand-new brand name of captaincy. (He’s) someone who says ‘I will have fun with 5 batsmen or five bowlers’ and sticks to that. Virat Kohli is not an orthodox,” he said.Virat Kohli

was made India’s Test captain in 2014 and became skipper in all formats once MS Dhoni resigned from the post in January 2017. Under him, India have actually been no. 1 in Test cricket considering that November 2016 and controlled groups they played versus in your home in 2017. While they lost the Test series in South Africa, India have taken a 3-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series. They have actually therefore avoided defeat in the six-match series and could even tape a very first win in South Africa if they win the fourth match to be dipped into the Wanderers in Johannesburg.For all the most recent Sports News, download Indian Express App © IE Online Media Provider Pvt Ltd Tags:

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