Dhoni vs Virat Kohli, Shane Watson on Captaincy Style
Notably, Watson played under Virat at Royal Challengers Bangalore and under MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Watson also plays a crucial role for CSK in winning the IPL 2018 title.
“Virat as a leader has done incredible things, the way he has been able to push players, he has got such high expectation from himself and he brings that to every game he plays. For me, I believe Virat is a super human, he knows how to push players around him. Virat is an incredible good guy, he is a well-balanced character off the field, knowledge he has is fascinating. It was a great experience for me to work with Virat at RCB,” Watson said on the ‘ICC Review’.
“MS Dhoni has got ice running through his veins, his ability to take pressure out of a team environment, he trusts his players, he makes sure everyone has faith in their abilities. He knows what works for himself and people around him. He trusts his instincts on the field, he trusts that players will do their research and do what is needed on the field,” he added.
In the latest episode of The ICC Review, Shane Watson discusses the #IPLAuction and the pressure associated with being a high-priced signing.
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Watson Praises Rohit Sharma
Last week, Rohit Sharma was appointed as the Test captain after Virat Kohli decided to step down earlier this year as the leader in the longest format.
“He is such a natural and easy leader. I watched him closely leading the Mumbai Indians and nothing seems to faze him. He goes about his work incredibly well, he has had experience leading teams as well, captaining a franchise like Mumbai in high-pressure situations. There is always high expectation from Mumbai in the IPL,” said Watson.