Former India opener Aakash Chopra says Kohli’s ‘in your face’ attitude is audacious and not everyone’s cup of tea. Team India skipper Virat Kohli is a passionate cricketer and he never hesitates to show his attitude in action during the matches.
Aakash Chopra Lauds Virat Kohli
Be it his elaborate celebrations of opposition wickets, or displaying pure aggression with the bat, Kohli’s unfiltered emotions are a unique aspect of his game. This is something that even Aakash Chopra is appreciative of.
While speaking during a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, the cricketer-turned-commentator remarked that the Delhi-born cricketer knows how to take the crowd along.
“He is in your face all the time. He is a captain who also knows how to take the crowd along. You want to do that, but nobody has the audacity to do it. Because that is the thing that matters the most,” said Chopra.
Chopra also heaped praise on Kohli’s fitness, saying he has taken the standards to a different level.
“Every generation needs a different captain. The generation he is leading right now and the ones to come in the future, fitness is going to be paramount for them. He took this team to a different level. He set new fitness standards,” explained the former right-handed batsman.
Meanwhile, Kohli and Co. are currently in the UK. Following their defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, they were given a 20-day break. With less than one month remaining for the start of the five-match series against England, the team will soon get back to training.
The first Test will be played at Trent Bridge, on August 4.
On the other hand, India’s limited-overs squad will lock horns with Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI and a three-match T20I series on Lankan soil. The side being captained by Shikhar Dhawan and coached by batting legend Rahul Dravid.