Kohli is not as good as Dhoni, says Afridi
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the best cricketers in the world, and the No.1 from India. But when it comes to his captaincy, many believe he is still a work in progress.
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi is also one of them who is of the opinion that Kohli still has a lot of room for improvement, and he can learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
In a recent interview, Afridi insisted that Kohli is his most favourite batsman in the world right now, but as a captain, he prefers Dhoni over Kohli.
“As a player Virat Kohli is my favourite but he needs to work on his captaincy because for me Dhoni is still the best,” Afridi said.
Afridi believes it is the batsmen’s responsibility to step up further, if they really want to snatch victories on Australian soil.
“Australian pitches are not the same any more the ball bounces but it is easier to hit runs so India can win if they bat well in Australia,” he said.
Meanwhile, former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja also joined in the conversation, saying the Men in Blue led by Kohli have a world-class batting line-up and they will surely adjust well to the conditions.
“It is all about adjusting to the conditions. Batsmen will get used to the extra bit of bounce and bowlers will have to adjust if they have to win,” he opined.
However, Raja is still skeptical on the question whether we could really see a sledge-free series what Kohli had promised about before departing for Australia.
“It is very difficult to alter your DNA in a space of 20-25 days. Kohli should be himself and play his natural game. Everything is fine if he plays cricket within the parameters,” Raja concluded.