Shoaib Akhtar Heaps Praise on Virat Kohli’s Leadership Skills
Virat Kohli-led team India have secured another series win beating South Africa 2-0 with one match still to go. Kohli was once again brilliant on the field which earned a lot of praise. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar also praised Kohli’s leadership skills calling him the best in the business.
The India skipper led the team from the front in the second Test in Pune. From team selection to putting runs on the board to bowling changes, Virat Kohli was spot on. Notably, Kohli remained unbeaten on 254 runs as India secured a win by an innings and 137 runs.
Meanwhile, this was also India’s consecutive 11 home series win which is also the most by any team. Kohli & Co broke Australia record of ten consecutive wins which they achieved twice. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has the most wins as India’s captain in Test cricket. He recently leapfrogged to be India’s most successful Test skipper.Shoaib Akhtar. (Credit: Getty Images)
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While many have critical of Kohli’s leading skills, former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar labelled the Indian skipper as the best in the business. Calling him a fearless captain, Akhtar said that Kohli is miles ahead than his contemporaries.
“I had said earlier that Virat Kohli is going to become a good captain after the World Cup 2019 because he is learning from his mistakes. He has figured out how to sort out the batting order. He is the best captain in the world at the moment, miles above the rest in current era. The thing I like about Virat Kohli is that he is a fearless captain. He ran all over South Africa,” Akhtar said in a Youtube video.India seal the series against South Africa. Credit: BCCI
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Praising Virat Kohli, Shoaib Akhtar also stated that the Indian cricketer always puts his country first. Notably, Kohli sacrificed his personal milestone of scoring a triple century as he declared the innings when he was batting at 254 to give the bowlers some time to go at the South African batters which made the difference.
“Credit to India, congratulations to them for record 11 consecutive Test series wins at home. They have a fearless captain who is not worried about his personal runs. His attitude on the pitch was fantastic after scoring 254. He put his country ahead of him by declaring. That’s what really matters. That’s what I like about Virat Kohli,” Akhtar concluded.