India’s current captain and his predecessor are a study in contrast when it comes to their captaincy styles. One peek at the record books and both have done quite well, with win loss ratio firmly in their favour. There is however no doubt, that when it comes to winning big tournaments, Mahi has done it while Virat has failed in his first two attempts.
On the other hand no one can deny the fact, that Kohli outshines Dhoni when it comes to Test captaincy, especially overseas. Former Indian leg spinner and renowned commentator, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has pointed out the difference in their approach. He also made the point that attitude of both the charismatic cricketers rubbed on to their respective sides, which helped shaped two different Team Indias.
“Virat Kohli is a very proactive and instinctive captain. It gives him a lot of energy and he is still getting better and better. Best part about Kohli as captain, he leads from the front, not only scoring runs with the bat but also the energy that he possesses,” the cricketer-turned-commentator said in an interview to Times of India. “Probably Jadeja and Kohli are the two best fielders in the Indian team. So he sets an example on the field. I quite like the way Virat is going about his job and he is getting better,” he added.