March 7, 2021

‘He’s blissful to assault’: Brett Lee explains why ‘Virat Kohli is much like Ricky Ponting’ – cricket



Former Australia quick bowler Brett Lee believes that the present India captain Virat Kohli is much like former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting. Whereas Kohli is believed to be one of many modern-day greats, Ponting was one of the vital profitable Australia captains. Ponting led his group to 2 ODI World Cup wins in 2003 and 2007. Ponting, very like Kohli, had a successful mentality, and hated shedding each recreation.

“Everybody’s acquired completely different kinds of captaincy. For those who see Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli, you might say there are some similarities between their captaincy kinds. They’ve acquired that uncooked aggression, but it surely’s not essentially excessive,” Brett Lee informed Instances of India.

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“There have been occasions the place each captain’s gone excessive from each nation. However I’ve loved watching Kohli’s captaincy. As a result of actual ardour comes by way of. He desires to do rather well for the group,” Lee added.

The previous Aussie paceman went on to clarify how kinds of captaincy of Kohli and Ponting is completely different to MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly. “I performed in opposition to Dhoni and Ganguly. They’re as soon as once more completely different captains. They’ve acquired a unique, extra of a laid-back model however efficient. So, you don’t must be a captain that’s aggressive. You don’t must be laid again. It’s best to do no matter works for you and no matter to get the perfect out of your gamers.

“However there are guys who’re nice group managers when it comes to the best way they handle their expertise amongst the group. As a result of that’s all a captain is all about. The captain must be an excellent chief. Individuals and gamers ought to look as much as them and respect them and these guys (Ganguly, Dhoni, Kohli) have undoubtedly acquired that,” Lee added.

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Lee additional mentioned: “Other than his (Kohli) captaincy, he does nicely 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 stability, I feel. They’re fairly related in the case of captaincy.

“And likewise, they’ve acquired an incredible skill 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 blissful to assault,” the cricketer-turned-commentator added.

In the meantime, India are set to tour Australia in December this yr, the place they may play a four-match Take a look at sequence. India had received the four-match sequence 2-1 the final time they’d travelled Down Underneath in December 2018.