Kohli perfect role model but his captaincy still work in progress: Laxman

Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 December 2020 (18:05 IST)
Mumbai: Former India cricketer feels India skipper is a perfect role model for his teammates but his is still a work-in-progress.

Laxman said Kohli leads by example as far as work ethic is concerned and is a role model for any leader but he also highlighted the areas that the India skipper needs to work on.
 
“I mentioned so many times, the intensity and the body language he shows when he’s on the field, whether he’s batting or fielding, I think he leads by example and that is so infectious,” Laxman said on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
 
“It rubs off on all of his team-mates and that’s why he’s a perfect role model of how a captain should be. There’s still work-in-progress as far as captaincy is concerned. Couple of things I think Virat Kohli can improve.” he added.
 
The former India batsman also talked about the constant experiments with the line-up since Kohli took charge and advised that he should chop and change the squad a little less as this can lead to insecurity among players.
 
Virat Kohli took charge as Test captain in 2014 and was handed the limited-overs’ leadership in 2017.
 
“...there were certain times when I felt that he becomes little defensive, especially with his field changes. The second thing is chopping and changing the playing 11. With experience, I can say that any player, whether experienced or a newcomer, wants that stability, security, so that he can focus on performing to the best of his abilities for the team. That’s something which Virat Kohli can definitely improve on,” he pointed out.
 
India will face Australia in the first Test in Adelaide on Thursday, which will be Kohli & Co’s first day- night affair away from home. (UNI)