Former Australia batsman Simon Katich went on to say that Virat Kohli is still learning as a captain and firther went on to say that leadership is something that can be developed over a long period of time.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ clash with the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. RCB and India skipper Kohli has cut a forlorn figure more often than not in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season as his team slumped to one defeat after the other, currently finding themselves rooted to the bottom of the table with seven losses from eight outings. On Monday night, they lost to Mumbai Indians by five wickets.
Arguably one of the best batsman to have ever played the game, Kohli has failed to inspire his bunch and Katich, who is the assistant coach of KKR, feels the 30-year old still needs to develop as a leader.
“I don’t know how he operates within the group. He is probably still learning as a captain as well,” Katich told media in an interview.
“You can be a great player as he is, leadership is something that can be developed over a long period of time. So he is still in a phase where he is learning a lot about himself as a leader,” said the 43-year old former Test opener.
Kohli will lead the Indian team to the World Cup in a little more than a month’s time in England and Wales.