New Delhi: Ever since he took over charge of India's Test side, the usually brash Virat Kohli has exercised considerable restraint.
Though questions about his temperament still persist, the captaincy of Kohli can be best described as a work in progress.
The right-hander however has displayed certain qualities at various stages during his leadership to suggest he could be at the helm for a long time to come.
In Australia, the 26-year-old said the right things off the pitch and did the right things on it. He showed Down Under that he likes to lead his army from the front like a good general.
Ahead of the Bangladesh tour, the skipper showed he does not carry a rigid head on his shoulders as he advocated the return of discarded spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Now in his latest surprise decision, Kohli informed the selectors of his intention to play as part of the India A side in the 2nd unofficial Test against Australia A.
Kohli has been on a poor run of form of late. His ODI performance indicates the batsman is clearly not batting as he'd like to.
Instead of opting for rest, like most senior players have done over the years, Kohli has decided to gain valuable match practice.
His unique approach to cricket and captaincy has clearly not been decoded by pundits and the media.
As India plays more matches under Kohli's leadership, we could see a different Test team and captain emerge on the world stage.