Former Australian quick bowler Brett Lee believes that the current Indian captain Virat Kohli has some vital similarities with the previous Australian World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting.
Ricky Ponting was the most effective and most profitable captains in worldwide cricket historical past, who led the Australian group between 2002 and 2012. Beneath his captaincy, Australia achieved quite a few successes in worldwide cricket, together with successful the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 and 2007 in addition to successful the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 and 2009.
In the meantime, although Virat Kohli-led India haven’t received any multi-nation event but, he’s nonetheless a really profitable captain, each at residence and away venues. Additionally, his group has carried out constantly in each ICC event as they’ve all the time completed among the many prime 4 sides. Kohli-led India additionally created historical past by successful first-ever ODI sequence in South Africa, first-ever Check sequence in Australia and first-ever ODI bilateral sequence in Australia.
They’ve acquired that uncooked aggression, however it’s not essentially excessive: Brett Lee in regards to the captain Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli
Brett Lee feels that each Ponting and Kohli have proven uncooked aggression within the managed methods which have helped their respective nationwide groups to develop up on the highest. Additionally, Lee identified their sturdy batting performances, even throughout their captaincy interval. Lee additional believes that each of them can learn the gamers in a good way and their area setting type could be very a lot the identical, which is attacking.
Lee advised TOI, “If you happen to see Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli, you may say there are some similarities between their captaincy types. They’ve acquired that uncooked aggression, however it’s not essentially excessive. Aside from his (Kohli) captaincy, he does properly with the bat personally. He is similar as Ricky Ponting. He had that actual highly effective aggression however not an excessive amount of. There’s a pleasant steadiness, I feel. They’re fairly related in relation to captaincy. And in addition, they’ve acquired an incredible capacity to learn the gamers. So, you concentrate on Ponting the best way he had set the fields, very attacking fields, I see the identical In Kohli. Kohli is comfortable to assault.”
MS Dhoni nonetheless has a lot to supply: Brett Lee
However, the previous Indian World T20 and World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni hasn’t performed a recognised cricket match for the reason that semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Brett Lee is assured that the 39-year-old Dhoni nonetheless has a lot to supply. The previous speedster continued that Dhoni could possibly be a captain once more or could possibly be even appointed because the vice-captain of the Indian group.
Lee claimed, “I feel there’s undoubtedly extra to see of MS Dhoni. He nonetheless has a lot to supply. He’s that cool character, he could possibly be a captain once more, he’s the man that may be an incredible vice-captain. He doesn’t even want a captain. He’s only a nice chief amongst the group. And everybody that is aware of Dhoni is aware of that he’s a beautiful man, such a beneficiant particular person.”
Beneath MS Dhoni’s captaincy (2007-2018), India achieved large success, together with successful the ICC World T20 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Whereas he’s holding the file of most-capped captain in worldwide cricket historical past (332 matches), he’s the one captain to win three completely different ICC trophies.