India vs Australia 2017: Shane Watson defends Virat Kohli’s aggressive brand of cricket

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Virat Kohli’s aggressive captaincy is one of the biggest talking points of the ongoing 4-match Test series between India and Australia. Many former Australian cricketers have criticised Kohli’s aggressive approach and advised him to be “less emotional” on the field. But while many Aussies have criticised Kohli’s behaviour on the field, his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate Shane Watson knows exactly what the dashing skipper expects from his teammates to churn out victories.  Watson said that Virat Kohli believes in putting the team ahead of individual milestones and this is the reason for much of his success.

“He expects everyone in his team to be exactly the same as him. Which is a great thing as a leader for him and for the Indian team, because he expects a lot of his teammates,” Watson told the Daily Telegraph in an interview.

Shane Watson also said that Virat Kohli is more outward but that doesn’t mean it’s bad at all. 

“He expects everyone to be on board with exactly how he is, and of course he’s more outward with how he does that, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad at all. I wouldn’t say he’s got a temper, he just rides the highs and lows of the game from an emotional point of view.

Watson also said that he loves Virat’s burning desire to win. 

“He wants to win, he hates losing and as a captain that’s how he’s built. One of the things I absolutely love about Virat is he’s got such a deep down burning desire to win — and obviously he’s up to pushing the limits. It’s a great thing for his team because they just get behind him as well,” he added.