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'Kohli super-human; Dhoni has ice running through his veins'

Source: ANI
February 23, 2022 11:26 IST
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IMAGE: Virat Kohli with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: BCCI

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson compared the leadership styles of Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, having played under the two players in the IPL.

In the IPL, Watson had played under Kohli's captaincy at Royal Challengers Bangalore and for Chennai Super Kings under the leadership for Dhoni.

 

"Virat as a leader has done incredible things, the way he has been able to push players, he has got such high expectation from himself and he brings that to every game he plays. For me, I believe Virat is a super-human, he knows how to push players around him. Virat is an incredible good guy, he is a well-balanced character off the field, knowledge he has is fascinating. It was a great experience for me to work with Virat at RCB," Watson said on the ICC Review.

"MS Dhoni has got ice running through his veins, his ability to take pressure out of a team environment, he trusts his players, he makes sure everyone has faith in their abilities. He knows what works for himself and people around him. He trusts his instincts on the field, he trusts that players will do their research and do what is needed on the field," he added.

Watson also hailed India's new captain Rohit Sharma as a 'natural and easy leader'.

"He is such a natural and easy leader. I watched him closely leading the Mumbai Indians and nothing seems to faze him. He goes about his work incredibly well, he has had experience leading teams as well, captaining a franchise like Mumbai in high-pressure situations. There is always high expectation from Mumbai in the IPL."

"I love watching Rohit bat, he is an elegant batter and he brings that to his captaincy," he added.

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