Kohli will bring purpose to Indian captaincy: kim Hughes
Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of MS Dhoni’s leadership style and feels Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top job. “Much as I admire Dhoni as a player, I have found him letting the game drift at times across formats especially in Test matches. I was very happy to see Virat Kohli being made Test captain and I believe he is the man who should be leading India for a long time. He brings a direction and purpose to Indian captaincy,” Hughes, who scored 4415 runs in 70 Tests for Australia, said Sunday, adding, “What caught my attention in Kohli’s batting this time was his running between the wickets during Test matches as well as during recent World Cup matches. This might be a little thing but that’s the urgency or purpose shown by a leader. This Indian team looked better than teams that had toured earlier and primarily because of Kohli. Hughes is also not happy that Cricket Australia did not have a Test at WACA where Indians would have been tested against pace and bounce. “It’s a strange thing that when we go to India, we get those turning tracks but India don’t play on the bounciest of pitches during the Test series,” he added.