Former Australian dangerous all-rounder Shane Watson talks about the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli’s winning mentality and aggressive on the field is very well known among the cricket fans. Kohli never wants to lose at any situation. He never shies to fight with opponent players. Shane Watson, who plays under Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League, revealed why Kohli remain fired up on the field.
“He expects everyone in his team to be exactly the same as him. Which is a great thing as a leader for him and for the Indian team, because he expects a lot of his teammates,” Watson told the Daily Telegraph.
“He expects everyone to be on board with exactly how he is, and of course he’s more outward with how he does that, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad at all. I wouldn’t say he’s got a temper, he just rides the highs and lows of the game from an emotional point of view.
“He wants to win, he hates losing and as a captain that’s how he’s built. One of the things I absolutely love about Virat is he’s got such a deep down burning desire to win — and obviously he’s up to pushing the limits. It’s a great thing for his team because they just get behind him as well,” he added.
Shane Watson further talks about the similarities between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. Both captains are playing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India. Watson said that the both Virat Kohli and Steve Smith always wants to win in any situation.
“I just know more than anything how much it means to these two guys,” said Watson.
“They’re both ultra-competitive. Virat’s outwardly more emotional about how much he loves winning. Steve has that same burning ambition … he’s just not as visible as Virat. I think it’s two players who are the best in the world and in time they will be greats of international cricket.
“To see two young skippers going head-to-head like this in such an awesome series. A lot of people love to be able to see them putting it all on the line,” he concluded.