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Kohli vows positive India under his leadership

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India\'s captain Virat Kohli (left) and teammate Shikhar Dhawan talk during training for their cricket Test match against Australia in Sydney on Monday. Their final Test of the series begins on Jan. 6 with Australia leading the series 2-0.

By AFP, Sydney
06th-Jan-2015       
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New India skipper Virat Kohli says he will encourage his team to play positively and not back down against Australia in the final Test in Sydney, which begins on Tuesday.
Kohli has been thrust into the captaincy following the shock Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni following last week's drawn third Test in Melbourne.
India's premier batsman said India will continue to stand up to the Australians, who have already reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
"It's important for the players to know that we need to be in a positive frame of mind, a line doesn't need to be crossed," Kohli told reporters Monday.
"But we are not here to back down from any sort of confrontation or any sort of battle.
"You will still see positive cricket and the same aggressive intent."
Kohli, who led India in the first Test in Adelaide while Dhoni was recovering from a fractured thumb, has been his side's leading batsman in the series, averaging 83.16 with three centuries and a fifty.
Kohli has been at the forefront of on-field confrontations with Australian players, notably Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin and David Warner and his style of leadership will be under scrutiny in the wake of Dhoni's sudden exit.
"We were all taken aback by his decision because it was so sudden," Kohli said of Dhoni.
"We had no clue. We never saw it coming, so it was pretty shocking.
"There's so much to learn from him, especially in tough situations: his composure, his decision-making at important times.
"These are the things which are priceless. Any captain would love to have them. I hope I can be as calm as him, but everyone has different styles."
Kohli said since the Melbourne Test he has been thinking about areas to improve the India team, who have won only one of their last 22 Tests overseas and have been successful in only one of their 10 Tests at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
"There were quite a few things that I sat down and analysed in Adelaide that can be improved on and I've thought about them in the past few days," Kohli said.
"What are the things that I can correct from Adelaide, the mistakes I made in that game?
"Hopefully, I'll get those right and try to make the right decisions in every situation out there in the middle."

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