Virat Kohli has an attitude of a fast bowler despite being a batsman: Kapil Dev

Kapil also expects Shami to perform well in the crucial series Down Under.

Updated: Dec 23, 2015, 19:38 PM IST
Virat Kohli has an attitude of a fast bowler despite being a batsman: Kapil Dev

New Delhi: India's maiden World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev on Tuesday praised the positive approach of Test skipper Virat Kohli, by saying that he has an attitude of a fast bowler.

"Virat has an attitude of a fast bowler despite being a batsman,” Kapil told PTI.

In reference to the upcoming tour of Australia, Kapil added: “With Australia you need to be aggressive and in your face. Teams of the past didn't have that attitude of looking into opposition's eye. This was started by Sourav Ganguly who got a good team and despite being a Bengali was aggressive.”

The former all-rounder also gave a piece of advice on what should be the winning strategy in Australia.

"The captain should tell Shami, Umesh or Ishant that I won't mind if the score is 90 after 15 overs but it should be 90/3. It is far better than 40/0 after 15 overs. You can't win matches in Australia with restrictive bowling. If you get 3 in first 15, you can restrict them for 280 which is chaseable nowadays in Australia," added the legendary all-rounder.

Kapil, also expects fast bowler Mohammad Shami, who is returning after an injury lay-off, to perform well in the crucial series.

"He is coming back after injury so I expect him to have done a proper rehab. Obviously the last 3-4 months will be important," he added.