West Indies’ pace legend Michael Holding finds an uncanny similarity between the Indian skipper and Sir Vivian Richards.
He feels that Kohli can come across as intimidating but he is still learning and would become calmer as he grows on the job.
Holding said, “At the moment he is a young captain, who is just learning and understanding what it takes to be a captain. He is a bit exuberant and very emotional. Sometimes he gets so emotional that it is intimidating not only for the opposition, but for his players as well. When I compare Virat to Vivian Richards, it is not just in the batting but captaincy as well."
He added, “It was similar with Viv. When he took over the captaincy, it was similar. And then he grew in the job. He learnt to be a little bit calmer and then his team got calmer as well. And then the results came. I think it should be a similar learning situation with Virat."
India clinched the third Test by 63 runs at Wanderers but lost the three-match series against South Africa after losing the opening two Tests.
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