New Delhi, Nov 15: Praising the captaincy of stand-in India team captain Virat Kohli, team director Ravi Shastri said he sees a bit of himself in the flamboyant 26-year-old Delhi batsman.
“He’s aggressive and he’s very young, so the exuberance is still seen in him, which is very good for the team. And I see a bit of myself in him,” Shastri reportedly said during an interaction with management students.
The former India skipper further added, “Even when I was 20-22 years of age, the adrenaline was running high. We’ve have been playing some good cricket. It’s a passionate bunch of boys.”
Applauding Rohit Sharma, who made a stunning comeback by breaking the record for the highest ODI score ever with his 173-ball 264 in the 4th of the 5-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, Shastri reportedly said, “I just told him to spend some time in the middle and he responded well to the pressure.”
Shastri added that sometimes players deliver their best under pressure.
(With Agency Inputs)