Virat Kohli, Former Indian Skipper and exemplary batter of the Indian Cricket has once again worded his leadership skills. In an interview with Digit Group which has Virat Kohli’s backing and he himself is Ambassador of the brand uttered that he is not captain anymore but he indeed is a leader still. He also said that he doesn’t need to be captain to be leader. He takes pride in contributing India to win in any format irrespective of the fact that he is a captain or not.

“Everything has a tenure and time period,” he replied to a question about giving up captaincy. “You obviously have to be aware of that. People might say ‘what has this guy done?’ but you know that when you think of moving forward and achieving more, you feel like you have done your job, he said in a podcast hosted by Digit.

“Now as a batsman, you may have more things to contribute to the team. You can make the team win more. So, take pride in that. You don’t need to be a captain to be a leader. As simple as that,” he said.

Virat Kohli

Kohli also gave the example of how MS Dhoni handed the captaincy to him but played on. “When MS Dhoni was in the team, it was not like that he was not a leader. He was still the guy we were going to constantly to get inputs… but for him to understand that yes, it is natural progression and a natural time for me to take over and take Indian cricket forward to a level that I wanted to and as long as I feel that I have done that job without having materialistic goals, that has a longer lasting effect. Taking the decision to move on is also part of leadership to understand the right time to do it. To understand that, maybe the environment needs a different direction. Obviously, the same culture but a different set of ideas to boost people in a different way and contribute in a different manner.”

Kohli talked about how he will continue to be his own leader. “One has to embrace all kinds of roles and responsibilities. I have played under MS as a player and I have been the captain of the team for a long time. My mindset has been the same. I always thought like a captain even when I was a player. I want to make the team win. I have to be my own leader,” Virat Kohli said.





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