Can skipper Virat Kohli lead India aggressively in opening Test against Australia?
In the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the stand-in skipper of India, Virat Kohli will lead the pack in the first Test of their Australian sojourn, scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane.
New Delhi: In the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the stand-in skipper of India, Virat Kohli will lead the pack in the first Test of their Australian sojourn, scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane.
On a track, which is known as one of the fastest and bounciest in the world, it would be a tough task for Kohli, who will lead India for the first time in a Test match.
However, one can expect the 26-year-old to lead the side aggressively and make some bold decisions unlike his master, who has been criticised for his Test captaincy and has been criticised for being too negative.
Kohli is naturally an aggressive player. Unlike Dhoni, Kohli loves to show his emotions on the field. As a batsman, we have seen him playing aggressively. In fact as a fielder too, he has been a live-wire.
For Kohli, getting a well earned result at Brisbane will be a tough ask, as mighty Australians have never lost a Test match here since being beaten by the West Indies team led by Viv Richards, 26 years ago.
But Kohli can take heart from the fact that he performed decently in last tour of Australia, where he also scored a ton, to prove his mettle. In fact, under his captaincy the 'Men in Blue' have already sealed the five match ODI series against Sri Lanka by winning the first three matches. In fact, he has regained his lost batting form and is all set to take Australia by surprise.
So it would be interesting to see how the 'future Indian skipper' will lead the side in his maiden Test as a skipper.