While speaking to The Daily Telegraph, former Australian all rounder Shane Watson said “Virat Kohli’s captaincy is an iron-fisted dictatorship and Australia must brace themselves for the attack of the clones in Ranchi”. Having played last season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore under Kohli, the Australian knows the Indian skipper very well. “I wouldn’t say he’s got a temper, he just rides the highs and lows of the game from an emotional point of view. He wants to win, he hates losing and as a captain that’s how he’s built. One of the things I absolutely love about Virat is he’s got such a deep down burning desire to win and obviously he’s up to pushing the limits.”
Watson shared his take on the Border-Gavaskar trophy series which is ongoing between India and Australia. He said that, both Steve Smith and Virat Kohli are ‘ultra-competitive’ and that has made the series so exciting to watch. However, he also said that Smith’s ambition is not as strong as Kohli’s.
“I think it’s two players who are the best in the world and in time they will be greats of international cricket. To see two youngish skippers going head-to-head like this in such an awesome series. A lot of people love to be able to see two guys putting it all on the line for their teams.”