[caption id="attachment_588232" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-588232" alt="Steve Waugh has played 168 Tests for Australia AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Steve-Waugh-Australia-1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Steve Waugh has played 168 Tests for Australia AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Sydney</strong>: A day after his successor <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Michael-Clarke" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a> slammed the Australian media for "tarnishing" India skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Virat-Kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>'s image, former Australia captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Steve-Waugh" target="_blank">Steve Waugh</a> on Thursday went one step ahead in complimenting the Indian, saying he sees a bit of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ricky-Ponting" target="_blank">Ricky Ponting</a> and himself in the way Kohli goes about his business. "There's probably elements of Ricky [Ponting] and myself in his captaincy, but having said that he's his own man," Waugh was quoted as saying by <em>cricket.com.au</em>. "He's the new face of India, he can get in your face, he's aggressive, he's positive, and he leads in a certain way so the other guys know how he wants the team to play." <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2016-17-200444/live-scores/india-vs-australia-4th-test-match-182439-summary.html" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th Test at Dharamsala</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"[But also] I'm glad he's got a bit of me in his captaincy," he added. Waugh, the most successful captain in Test history with a winning percentage of 71.92, is also impressed with Kohli's body language and the way the 28-year-old encourages his team-mates. "He's obviously a very aggressive captain, he encourages a lot of talk amongst his troops and he's got positive body language and they're all the traits that I liked in my sides," he said. <p></p> <p></p>He then proceeded to compare Kohli's on-field conduct to Ponting saying that both take charge and step up to lead by example when the situation demands. "Ricky Ponting was a similar type of player; he'd roll his sleeves up, get stuck in, he'd go into bat-pad if he needed to and led by example. And Virat Kohli certainly does that," he said.