Along with muscular fitness and exceptional talent, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is also known for his aggressiveness. His attitude has also won the losing bets to India many times. Kohli counted among the players who never give up. He has also proved it many times. Former Indian Chief Selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth also believes the same. In a show on Star Sports, Srikanth has shared similarities between Virat Kohli and former captain Kapil Dev.
Virat Kohli and Kapil’s Dev Attitude Is Similar- Srikanth
Srikanth said in Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected,’ ‘Virat Kohli and Kapil’s approach is the same. Both these captains think of victory first. The attitude of these two on the field is very positive and aggressive.
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who was a member of the Indian team in the 1983 World Cup along with Srikanth, was also present in the show. The show was discussed how the 1983 World Cup victory inspired the entire generation. And given India a different identity on the world stage.
Srikanth said, ‘At that time everyone was saying that the difference of our victory was one in a thousand. But the most important person behind that victory was Kapil Dev. The players have gained a lot of confidence and a positive attitude since that win.
The Indian team also made it to the final of the 2003 World Cup after the 1983 World Cup. But this time the team had to face defeat of Australia. At that time, Sourav Ganguly was the captain of the group.
Ganguly Started Winning Overseas – Gavaskar
Regarding Ganguly, Srikanth said that he (Ganguly) was a positive thinking player. He could form a team. Just like Clive Lloyd joined the West Indies team in 1976, Ganguly joined the team in 2000. Ganguly selected the right players and then inspired them. It was Ganguly who started winning abroad. He was a very successful captain. He was a Bourne leader.