Indian skipper Virat Kohli is one of the best players in Indian cricket. He has been a top-ranked ODI batsman in the world. In 2019, Virat Kohli completed 20,000 runs during the match against West Indies.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif talked about the changes in the team under the captaincy of Kohli. He also criticized him on keeping Rishabh Pant to carry water bottles for the team instead of playing regular cricket.
Kaif suggested about the team that, “He should focus and back his team selection. If any player loses his form for some matches, still he should support them. Kohli should be looking to make players. Then only he can create a good team.”
Kaif also advised that, “Even for the Wicket keeping role, they are shuffling many players. India needs a permanent specialist wicket-keeper. KL Rahul can be a backup wicket-keeper but I don’t think he should be the main one
He recommended that, “If you want to support Rishabh Pant over Dhoni, then Kohli should back him. He should not be the water boy of the team. Kohli and his team should overcome this hurdle.”
He also ensured that, “If it is so, Kohli will be the most successful captain when he retires.”
Kaif made his Test debut in the year 2000 against South Africa which held in Banglore. Along with Yuvraj Singh, he is one of the best fielders in the Indian cricket team. He has been retired from cricket in the year 2018.
He said that, over the years, India has improved their fielding a lot, but it needs to be improved more.
He also said that how can be a complete package in fielding, “A great batsman is a complete package. He can play cut, hook, pull, inswing delivery, a bouncer, hit a six… it is same with fielding. Similarly, a fielder is a complete package when you know how to slide, when you throw directly at the wickets, when you can run fast, when your hands make a proper shape to hold the ball – if you do all these things right, then you become a complete fielder.”