In January, Virat Kohli resigned as India’s Test captain. After the T20 World Cup last year, he also stepped down as T20I captain and was removed from the ODI job.
Virat Kohli, the Indian batsman, has stated that being a “leader” does not necessitate being the team’s captain. After India’s three-match series against South Africa ended in a 1-2 loss, Kohli announced his resignation as India’s Test captain the next day. When the selectors preferred a single leader for white-ball formats, the 33-year-old stepped aside from both the T20I and ODI captaincy last year.
“You see, I believe that the first step is to have a clear grasp of your goals and whether or not you have met them. So be conscious of the fact that everything has a time limit. Take pleasure in your role as a batter because you can perhaps provide greater value to the team “on the ‘Fireside Chat with VK’, Kohli stated.
“To be a leader, you don’t need to be a captain. As long as MS Dhoni was a part of the squad, we wanted to learn from him, and he was still the team’s leader. Achieving perfection and being better every day is a long-term goal that cannot be achieved in the short term. Culture is something that will remain far beyond your playing days and the responsibilities you assume “he continued.
Kohli went on to explain his thoughts on the matter: “To add to that, it’s important to know when it’s time to move on in order to be a good leader. I believe that one should take on a variety of roles and responsibilities. I played under MS Dhoni for a while before taking over as captain, and my outlook hasn’t changed. When I was a member of the team, I always acted as if I were the captain.”
More Tests (68) and Test victories (40) have been won by Virat Kohli than any other Indian captain. India only suffered five series defeats under his leadership.
An impressive 44.44 win percentage is the highest for an Indian or Asian captain who has led their team in at least 10 matches by Kohli’s India.
“I believe it is extremely important to be aware of your own thoughts and feelings. We all know that having more responsibilities means having the ability to see things differently, so staying true to yourself is essential. I don’t need someone to push me if I know my game isn’t where it should be, because I’m aware of it myself “Kohli made the statement.
“If someone cuts you off and says I don’t need your point of view, you can politely say I’m in a good place and I’ll reach out to you if I need help. Communication is critical. As a result of striking this balance, I was able to achieve “he went on to say.
Speaking of the team’s culture, Kohli stated: “Changing culture is difficult, but I’ve found that in any field in India, setting the culture from the top is essential, and that’s how things have changed in our society. Adapting the ship’s culture was one of my first priorities as captain.”
“I knew we had a lot of talent, but I was thinking about how to maximize it. I wanted to not confine my vision and if you want to expand it, then you need culture. Culture requires you to work hard every day. It is a constant process, culture is more important than strategy. As a captain, I was more focused on trying to bring in a culture of we are capable of winning from anywhere,” he added.