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Virat improving as a skipper with every passing day: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri, the head coach of Indian cricket team stacked up bundle of praise for Virat Kohli saying that the latter is improving as a skipper with every passing day.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 1 Jan 2020 9:54 AM GMT

Virat improving as a skipper with every passing day: Ravi Shastri
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Lucknow: Ravi Shastri, the head coach of Indian cricket team stacked up bundle of praise for Virat Kohli saying that the latter is improving as a skipper with every passing day.

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He further said that the energy and passion the India captain brings to the field is unmatched.

Virat Kohli broke quite a few captaincy records over the last 2 years. In Test cricket, Kohli's team became the first Indian unit to win a Test series in Australia when they defeated Tim Paine's men 2-1 Down Under in 2019.

Kohli may have not led India to wins in South Africa and England in 2018 but India grabbed attention with the way they played their cricket. Under the Delhi batsman, India pacers have grown into a lethal fast bowling battery.

While India's performances in ICC tournaments under Virat Kohli has been impressive, the lack of a trophy is a much-talked-about issue. However, with 2 T20 World Cups line-up in 2020 and 2021, India have a chance for redemption.

Speaking to a news agency on New Year's Day, Ravi Shastri said he has not seen a single captain who is perfect and that Virat Kohli has been efficiently learning from different situations.

"With Virat you can see he is someone who is improving by the day. The passion, the energy, the drive he brings to the cricket field is unmatched. I have not seen any other captain bring that kind of energy onto the cricket field. Tactically there are areas where by doing the job and getting the exposure he will get better. For whoever has captained in this game, there has been a learning curve," Ravi Shastri said.

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"I have not seen one perfect captain. You will have captains with different strengths and weaknesses. I have not seen any perfect captain till today.

"He might have great strength in one area and might be lacking in another where someone else will be better. So, you have to see the end result and what he makes of his strength and how it affects the team and the opponent.

"I can't think of one captain who didn't have to learn from day one. You learn from situations and what he has done is remarkable."

Meanwhile, Ravi Shastri also said Virat Kohli's love for Test cricket will have a massive impact not just in India but across the cricketing globe.

"Massive...not just for the Indian team, but the world when it comes to Test cricket. More than anything else, when a player like him endorses the game in an open manner where he is very clear what he wants out of Test cricket and that he enjoys that format the most," Shastri said.

"So, as a young kid watching the game, when they see a superstar embracing Tests, you will want to emulate him whether you are an Indian, English, Australian, Pakistani or Sri Lankan."

However, we all are quite familiar with the fact how Virat has shown remarkable improvements in the cricket team as a skipper.

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