Virat Kohli is still learning as a captain, feels former Australia batsman Simon Katich ahead of his team Kolkata Knight Riders’ clash with the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Friday. This season his team slumped to one defeat after the other, currently finding themselves rooted to the bottom of the table with seven losses from eight outings. On Monday night, they lost to Mumbai Indians by five wickets.
“I don’t know how he operates within the group. He is probably still learning as a captain as well,” Katich said.
“You can be a great player as he is, leadership is something that can be developed over a long period of time. So he is still in a phase where he is learning a lot about himself as a leader,” said the 43-year old former Test opener.
Katich said while Kohli the batsman cannot be faulted, MS Dhoni’s guidance will be the key at the mega event starting May 30.
“He has got everything covered as a player, he is going to go down as one of the all time greats. There is no doubt about that. As a leader, he has got attributes like passion and energy he brings to the team, India and RCB. He wants to win and has got a strong desire to succeed which is what you need as a captain” he added.