Former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd who was present in the second test between India and England feels that the team India skipper is an exceptional batsman but he is still a work in progress.
“Virat is still a work in progress and it will take us some time to take a final call on his captaincy. But yes, he has shown positive signs. Yes, he is aggressive, but as long as he doesn’t cross the line, it’s fine by me. Aggression, after all, is not a bad thing,” Llyod said in an interview to the Times of India.
He praised the captaincy of the former skippers Ganguly and Dhoni in particular.
“When I was playing, I had seen five different Indian captains: Tiger Pataudi, Ajit Wadekar, Bishan Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev. They had their own distinctive styles. I found Bedi quite good. In recent times, it has to by Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.
“Dhoni was such a fantastic captain. He was quite inspirational, a good tactician and led the team with a lot of authority. I liked his style of captaincy.”
On Kohli, he went on to say, “There’s no doubt about the fact that Kohli is an exceptional batsman. He is doing a few great things for his country and if you ask me whether he would have made my side, I would say yes. In fact, Kohli would make a number of great sides across generations.”
India lost the second test by an innings and 159 runs and are 0-2 behind in the five-match test series.