VIrat Kohli © Getty Images
VIrat Kohli © Getty Images

India are 2-0 up against South Africa in a six match ODI series. India registered their second win on February 4 defeating the host by nine wickets at Centurion.In the first match Virat Kohli led the Indian innings scoring 120. He also registered his first ODI century in South Africa becoming the only player to score a limited over century in every country he played.

Kohli is known for his aggression on field and is even criticised by many. In an interaction with PTI, Former South Africa coach, Ray Jennings believes that a good guide can improve Kohli as a leader.

There can be a fear factor

“As captain, I think, he is still not at his best. The Indian cricket system has to feed off Virat Kohli. Going from MS Dhoni to Kohli has been a drastic change. Dhoni is so calm and Kohli is the complete opposite. He can be intimidating the dressing room and sometimes his teammates can wonder who Kohli really is,” Jennings said.

“There can be a fear factor in the dressing room and you don’t want that with so many youngsters coming into the side. Indian cricket, thus, has to find people who can help and influence Kohli into ways of improving and becoming an even better leader,” Jennings added.

However, Jennings believe that Kohli will get better and calmer with age. He also admits that Kohli has the skills to be the best player in the world but needs guidance.

He wants to be the best

“With age, Kohli will get better and calm down a lot naturally. He will not be so aggressive and in your face all the time. But in certain situations, when things are not so calm or even just to take that fear factor away from the dressing room, who will teach Kohli to become a better version of himself?

“He is smart enough and passionate enough to want to change. He wants to be the best, and he does have skills to be the best player in the world, yet he needs some assistance,” he added.