Virat can imbibe lot of qualities from seniors like Sachin, Dhoni, Dravid, Laxman & Gambhir

A lot of good things are expected from Indian team’s new cricket vice-captain Virat Kohli. He is one of the best young talents going around in the world and has already reached some landmarks which were unknown for a player of his age. Kohli is a sparkling character and thrives under pressure.

He has done wonders for Team India in the one day format and has been the most consistent batsmen for them in the past two years. He is number three in the ICC ODI rankings and is one of the most feared batsmen going around. There were some question marks over him as a Test batsman. He struggled in the first few series and was a total flop when India toured West Indies. As a result he was dropped from the squad that toured England. He made a comeback in the Test squad in Australia following Suresh Raina’s horrendous show in England.

The Australian tour changed everything for him. He was the only batsmen to score a century in the Test series and the way he applied himself was simply great to watch. Kohli is the man for India in future, he for sure will lead this side in the coming future and it will be his job to carry forward the legacy of Indian cricket.

But, there are still a lot of things that this youngster need to learn and for that he does not have to look any further as his teammates possesses the qualities that Kohli needs to learn. Let’s have a look at some of the things that Kohli can learn from his other teammates.

MS Dhoni: Kohli is expected to be the future captain for India but he still needs to master some tricks of captaincy. Kohli looks like a man who has leadership skills and he for sure is a manwho like to lead from the front. But Kohli needs to control his temper and he can learn that from one of the coolest captain of the world- MS Dhoni. Dhoni looks calm in the tensest of situation and may be that is the reason why he has won two World Cups. Kohli is far too aggressive and that can hurt him as a captain because a captain needs to be composed even when his players are not doing well. Kohli always like to say a word or two to the opposition and he can get provoked very easily which will surely go against him as a captain of a nation where cricket is not just a sport.

Sachin Tendulkar:
Kohli has the privilege to bat alongside one of the best batsmen of all time and there are number of things that he can learn from him. Like Kohli, Sachin also got a lot of attention from the very first game, but this master batsman did not let this affect his batting. Sachin holds almost all the batting records and even then whenever he goes out to bat he looks focused and eager to score some more runs. Kohli can learn how success is controlled from the batsman who has been doing it from more than two decades.

Rahul Dravid:
Rahul Dravid retired recently and he must have shared experience with this young superstar. Dravid has played some of the most important innings for India in Tests and he played it against most fierce bowlers of all time. There have been time when bowlers have tried to provoke him to get him to play a rash shot, but Dravid always remained unfazed. He replied every bowler with his bat. It is true that every batsman has his own style, but we saw that In West Indies when Fidel Edwards said a few words Kohli got frustrated and answered him with his words but failed with the bat. Kohli needs to keep cool while batting in tense situation and that he can learn from Dravid.

VVS Laxman:
This Hyderabadi batsman has played some of the best innings for India. He may not have a huge number of Test centuries against his name, but he has a habit of scoring important runs for India. What Kohli can learn from VVS is how to bat with the tail. Laxman has won India many matches chasing and the way he bats with tail is simply a joy to watch. Laxman also has the ability to peek when the chips are down and Kohli can learn that from hi.

Gautam Gambhir:
Kohli can learn a lot of things from his Delhi teammate. Like Kohli, people questioned Gambhir’s technique when he first came into the Indian Test side. He was also dropped from the squad and with his sheer determination and grit Gambhir became one of the most consistent batsman for India in all the formats.

By Gaurav Jha
Indian Sports News Network