Handing down the torch of captaincy from one player to another is not a matter of joke, as it requires immense trust and faith between the two players, as is the case between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
Cricket news: Kohli is a good captain as he understands his teammates, says Dhoni
The leadership of the Indian national cricket team changed hands in January 2017, when former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down from the helm.
The responsibilities were given to an aggressive right-handed batsman Virat Kohli, to lead the Men in Blue, and since then the cricketing world has witnessed what captain Kohli is capable of.
When Dhoni was asked recently about his views of the current Indian skipper, he said that Kohli is the ideal and the best person for the job.
Dhoni was present at a promotional event where he opened up about his opinion on current Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper and also shared the amount of responsibilities a captain has to shoulder during his tenure.
He said, “I always felt a good captain is the one who understands the individuals. Because if you don’t know a player’s strength or weakness, you cannot give him the proper advice. I think it’s important how good you are as a team and how good you are as an individual, who helps others to perform.”
Although Dhoni has brute power which enabled him to become one of the greatest finisher and also has fastest hands as a wicket-keeper, yet it is Dhoni’s captaincy that has made him a legend that he is now.
Dhoni has captained the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings for 9 seasons and has always successfully led his team to the playoffs every single time.
In the current 11th edition of the Indian Premier League, the Men in Yellow are comfortably sitting at the second place in the points table and has already qualified for the playoffs.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli-led franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore had a poor start to the season, but are now on an emphatic return as they are currently on a fourth-winning streak and has a chance to qualify for the playoffs.