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Srikkanth seemed pretty happy with the composition of the 15-member squad for the World cup, which he believes has all the ingredients to emerge victors. @ PTI

Former India opener and chairman of selectors Krishnamachari Srikkanth loves the fact that current captain Virat Kohli never shies away from taking responsibility, which is a hallmark of a good leader.

Srikkanth, a key member of the 1983 World cup winning team, who was also the head of selection committee during the 2011 triumph, feels that Kohli’s aggression complemented by Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s calm will again bring back the ICC World Cup.

“We have a fantastic leader in Virat Kohli, who leads by example. A good thing about him is he takes up responsibility. So, King Kohli will do it (again) along with the cool cucumber Dhoni,” Srikkanth said.

Srikkanth seemed pretty happy with the composition of the 15-member squad for the World cup, which he believes has all the ingredients to emerge victors.

“It’s a superb combination of exuberance, passion, calmness together. The Indian team should not put any pressure on itself and play with a sense of self-belief.” (ALSO READ: It’s unfortunate to see so many people going after Dhoni: Virat Kohli)

Srikkanth, who was also a chairman of selectors for the 2011 World Cup winning squad, said all great Indian cricketers are defined by one characteristic trait.

“If you talk about self-belief, one thinks of Kapil Dev, for passion, it is Sachin Tendulkar, talk about exuberance and aggression, think of Virat Kohli and talk about calmness and determination, one thinks of MS Dhoni.”

The former Indian captain was present at an event arranged by ICC Cricket for Good in collaboration with UNICEF called #OneDay4Children.

“Cricket is a great unifying factor and it gives you a lot of lessons. You develop your personality, life skills, learn about stress management, leadership, communication and team work,” said Srikkanth. (ALSO READ: ‘Rishabh Pant has potential to play three or four World Cups’)

“Sports itself is an education. You can’t be just a bookworm nowadays. Children have to play sports and be healthy. Sports is an important part of school curricula because if you want to shine in life as a human being, you need to be good in sports. Cricket teaches you all these things,” he added.