I learnt decision-making from Dhoni-Virat Kohli


Virat Kohli has enjoyed an excellent time so far as skipper of the Indian Test team and the right-hander feels the essence of being a leader lies in taking bold decisions and backing it to the hilt without thinking about consequences..
After Kohli became captain of the Test side, India has won nine Tests out of 16 and lost only two with other five ending in draws.
In an interview with the bcci.tv, the Indian Test skipper Kohli has been an admirer of his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership abilities.
"Decision making is very hard at times and it takes a lot of courage to do that. I learnt a lot from Dhoni seeing the way he made decisions. They might have been right or wrong but to convince yourself to make one decision and go forward with it; I think that is the essence of being a captain," Kohli told  to BCCI TV.

The Delhi batsman loves playing the longest format of the game and said Test cricket has helped him improve as a cricketer.

Kohli takes pride in donning the whites and feels that the leadership responsibility has made him a much better cricketer.
The 28-year Delhi batsman said, “It is an honour to be leading the Test team for the country. It is something that I take a lot of pride in. To be a Test cricketer for starters and then to lead a Test side; for me it is paramount.”

Virat led India to Under-19 world cup glory in 2008, and the way he led the team then had all the signs of a modern-day superstar and a brilliant leader.

He said, “We want to be a world-class team and there is no doubt about it in anyone’s head. You don’t think about being number one when you begin as captain but you obviously want to be on top in whatever format you play and that is all that we strive for.

“To have the responsibility of making sure that we play well as a Test team is something that gives me a lot of pride and I enjoy that. It is a challenge for you to test yourself and be able to take other players along and go towards one goal; which I think I have been put in to is a position of privilege rather than a position of pressure,” Kohli said.

“Obviously there will be ups and downs and you will feel the heat and take criticism and negative things along the way.

But that is what it is all about, that builds character,” Kohli Added.

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