Virat Kohli lauds MS Dhoni’s smart decision-making

first_imgIndia and England are all set to face off in the first ODI of the three-match series in Pune on Sunday under new skipper Virat Kohli. The series will mark Kohli’s first assignment at the helm, since Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquished the post earlier this month. (India seek fresh start under Virat Kohli in first ODI vs England)CLICK TO WATCH VIDEOKohli though had reiterated time and again that he will be seeking advice from his former captain Dhoni and that his nine-year experience as will be invaluable for the him and the team. Kohli also said on Saturday that Dhoni would also make it easier for him to take a call as far as the Decision Review System (DRS) is concerned. (Virat Kohli’s Team India will rewrite history, says MS Dhoni)”He is one voice if he tells me it’s outside the line or if it’s missing the stumps the decision stands there it’s not left up to doubt or any further debate from there on. He is someone who has always been very smart in decision making as far as appeals are concerned as well,” said Kohli in the pre-match press conference in Pune. (Kohli already has a formidable record as ODI captain)”I think his word would be the one word that I would trust as far as DRS is concerned because he is in the best position plus he is the most intelligent cricketer around, there’s no doubting that.” (The more I serve Virat Kohli, the better it will be for Indian cricket: MS Dhoni)advertisement’LEARNT A LOT FROM DHONI’.@msdhoni has always been smart with decision-making. He is the most intelligent cricketer around: @imVkohli #TeamIndia #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/qUjJJUn76D BCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2017″Already I have learnt a lot. Since the time have come to the team observing how Dhoni has operated and I have said that a lot of times in the past. (Also Read: Kohli and Tendulkar, two champion batsmen: One a fitness freak, the other a foodie)”Many people have had different styles of captaincy and I think he has been so successful because he has been able to find the right balance in being offensive with his plans as well as understanding when the game is dominated by the opposition and how to slow things down. I think that has been his biggest strength and that is something that I would like to understand.”READY TO CAPTAIN INDIAI am ready, not thinking about the burden at all. Leading India gives me more opportunities to take Indian Cricket forward: @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/2HGlm5GlHa BCCI (@BCCI) January 14, 2017″I’m pretty read in accepting of taking captaincy in all three formats. I feel really honoured, I don’t feel any stress and I’m not thinking about the burden at all. It just gives me more opportunities to take Indian cricket forward which I think is the best thing to happen to anyone,” Kohli concluded.last_img

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