Virat Kohli will emerge as one of the better captains: Yuvraj Singh

Yuvi voiced support for India's aggressive Test skipper.

Updated: Dec 04, 2015, 09:52 AM IST
Virat Kohli will emerge as one of the better captains: Yuvraj Singh

New Delhi: Recently engaged Yuvraj Singh on Thursday made a bold prediction regarding his good friend and India's Test skipper Virat Kohli.

The discarded left-hander, in an interview to the Times of India, said Kohli will emerge as one of the better captains in world cricket.

However Yuvi threw in a word of caution, stating that the Delhi lad needs more time to mature in his new role.

“Virat needs some time to mature as a skipper. I'm really glad to see him leading the team and winning the Test series against South Africa is a big achievement for him. I'm sure Virat will emerge as one of the better captains,” said Yuvraj.

The 33-year-old also defended Kohli, who has been often criticized for his overtly aggressive nature on the field.

“He has been very aggressive all his life and it's not easy for him change his attitude overnight. People go after him saying he's too aggressive but yes he is an aggressive young man and wants to do well for his country . Is that wrong? You have to give him a little time. He also knows that his aggression gets the best out of him,” he further added.

Yuvraj, having played no international cricket since April 2014, is currently leading Punjab in the Ranji Trophy.