Virat Kohli © AFP
Virat Kohli © AFP

Several cricketers have come forward and supported Virat Kohli’s aggressive captaincy in the past. Shahid Afridi the other day came in support of Kohli’s controlled aggression. He backed Kohli decision’s taken during the South Africa three-match Test series. Afridi had mentioned how Kohli supports the young players during trouble times at the sidelines of Ice Cricket. Kohli and team management faced the flack for dropping Ajinkya Rahane over Rohit Sharma, who had a dismal show.

In fact none of the batsmen rose to the occasion barring Kohli who smashed 153 in the second Test. India  had lost the series at Centurion. Kohli even indulged in a fiery debate with the media post match.

Kohli might have received backing from Afridi but Jacques Kallis has a different opinion: “He has been aggressive and I think it works for his game. But it maybe an area he needs to look at… the way it works for him he has got to see if it works for his team. It certainly brings out the best in him and I think he should not change too much for him. He bats well when he is aggressive within himself. As a leader sometimes you cannot always be as aggressive as he is, that is an area he will work on, he is still young in his captaincy. I am sure he will chill out a little more as he gets a little bit older,” Kallis told Hindustan Times.

Kallis also expressed concerns over South Africa’s depleted form in the ODI series. With Faf du Plessis injured, Kallis backed the young Aiden Markram’s appointment as skipper, “I do not know the set-up, I do not know him too well. But he must be highly spoken of, highly expected to get the job. I have not been involved with the set-up but he seems to be having good cricket brain on him and understands the game.”

Kallis will be soon seen in IPL 2018 as head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with young bunch of players, “Looking forward to the IPL. It was an interesting auction and most of the sides are well balanced. The way the auction works, the money… it makes all the teams pretty even