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Virat will be one of best skippers of Team India: Kris Srikkanth

Former Team India captain Kris Srikkanth believes Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to be one of the best leaders ever for the Indian team, thanks to his “adaptability skills”.

cricket Updated: Feb 24, 2016 18:06 IST
Kris Srikkanth believes Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to  be one of the best leaders ever for the Indian team, thanks to his “adaptability skills”.
Kris Srikkanth believes Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to be one of the best leaders ever for the Indian team, thanks to his “adaptability skills”.(PTI file photo)

Former Team India captain Kris Srikkanth believes Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to be one of the best leaders ever for the Indian team, thanks to his “adaptability skills”.

“Adaptability skills which Virat has are fantastic. You see Virat Kohli’s game approach, he adapts beautifully in all the three formats. As a cricketer if you want to be a complete cricketer, you need adaptability skills and that is what cricket teaches you,” Srikkanth said at a programme organised by Right Management group in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The former chairman of selectors also appreciated Kohli for his “never-give up attitude”.

“He does not give up and fights from the front. That is Virat’s style.”

Srikkanth, a member of the 1983 World Cup-winning squad, also looked back at the glorious days and praised Kapil Dev’s leadership.

“Kapil Dev was different, (Sunil) Gavaskar’s approach as a captain, was first perfection and then go for a win, but Kapil Dev’s approach was different, both (were) positive,” he said.

“He was one guy whose attitude was, who are these West Indians, who are these fast bowlers, who are these guys... and that attitude helped us win the World Cup in 1983,” he said.

“If one man was responsible for winning the 1983 World Cup it was Kapil Dev, he led from the front,” he added.