Viral Kohli has been an inspiration as Leader: Gary Kirsten

Virat Kohli as Leader

“Virat has been a great captain for India. His talent was always unquestionable. He has led by example with his on-field performances. His leadership at the Test level has worked really well for the national team. The best part about Virat is that he looks so inspirational as a leader in the manner he walks in the field,” Kirsten, who has come to Jaipur to help the Rajasthan Cricket Academy with his expertise, told media during an interaction.

Gary Kirsten is not surprised at the big strides that the Delhi lad has made at the international level both as a player and a leader.

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The entire tenure of Kirsten’s coaching was when Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the leader in all three formats but the South African opener does not want to get into comparisons on the leadership qualities.

“Dhoni is a very good captain. I had thoroughly enjoyed working with Dhoni during my tenure as India coach. But since I have not watched the Indian team play all formats on a consistent basis, it will not be fair on me to compare Virat and Dhoni’s consistency levels,” Kirsten was cautious.