Team India skipper Virat Kohli has copped a lot of criticisms for his aggressive antics on the cricket field. However, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) member Madan Lal has backed Indian skipper, who wears his heart on his sleeves and never gives up until the last ball of the game.
The cricketer from Delhi is quite aggressive on the field and often seen hurling abuses at the opponents and the crowds present at the stadium. Some former cricketers and cricket fans have questioned Kohli’s antics on the field stating that he lacks sportsman spirit.
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In the recently concluded India-New Zealand tour, there were certain instances when Virat was seen hurling abuses towards New Zealand and their supporters. This raised the eyebrows of his critics and some have again questioned his aggression on the field. Meanwhile, CAC member and former India cricketer Madan Lal has backed Virat Kohli stating that India need a skipper like him.
“First, everyone wanted a very aggressive captain and now you want Kohli to stop his aggressive streak. I love the way he is on the field. Earlier, people used to say that Indians are not aggressive; now that we’ve become aggressive people question that and ask why we are so aggressive. I enjoy Kohli’s aggression; we need a captain like him,” he was quoted as saying by Times of India.
On the batting front, Virat Kohli had an awful time against the Kiwis managing only one half-century in 11 innings across three formats. Many believe that some technical flaws exist and were picked out by the Kiwi bowlers during the last tour. But for Madan Lal, Kohli remains the No. 1 batsman in the world even though he is out of form.
“He was out of form. You can say it was a loss of confidence. That (series against New Zealand) doesn’t take anything away from him. He is still the world’s best player. At times, technical flaws come in and you then try harder and harder but still you don’t come out of it. It happens to the best of players,” he stated.