Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 04:01:53 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

India get into the different-format different-captain mode

By Agency
17th-Jun-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

It won't happen for the first time. When India entered the triangular series in Australia last December, they already were in a different-format-different-captain mode since MS Dhoni had quit Tests. But starting with the Bangladesh tour, it will happen afresh on an entire tour.Kohli has done his bit as captain in the one-off Test at Fatullah, which was played more by rain than the 22 players involved. Besides the decision to declare overnight, weather allowed little for Kohli to strategise. The fate of the Test, a draw, was decided by the forecast that kept its promise.Up next are the ODIs and perhaps Bangladesh's World Cup grudge to handle. It's an easy guess that the quarter-final defeat, controversial according to them, will return to hound the Bangladesh fans. And The Tigers would want to put it across the Indians, just like they did against the Pakistanis before this series.But 'The Tigers' will have a 'Lion' to deal with as Dhoni crosses the border with a set of limited-overs specialists. And this Lion knows how to protect its territory.Dhoni quit Test cricket after the third match of the series in Australia, which followed Kohli permanently taking over the reins in the longer format with his predecessor continuing in the tri-series and World Cup that followed.While it won't be the first time that India's Test captain, Kohli, will be playing under Dhoni in ODIs, it surely is the beginning of a new chapter in Indian cricket history as only once before has this happened when - for a brief period - Anil Kumble was the Test skipper and Dhoni continued in limited-overs cricket.In no way is this a suggestion that there's anything bad in it, but considering some players, who are part of both Test and limited-overs set-up, will play under two different captains, they too may take time to get used to two different personalities.While Dhoni hardly gives out his emotions, Kohli makes sure that he and his players don't just take it, but give it back equally hard - explicitly.Suggestions have been made that Kohli must learn from Dhoni, that how a captain needs to have a thick skin and should channel his aggression since he has to lead by example. And Kohli agrees, only partly though: "Why make comparisons? I am a different character. I am a different personality," he had told ESPNcricinfo in a recent interview."There is no point giving away what you are thinking to the opposition, who can gain unnecessary advantage. I understand that. One of the keys to being a good captain is not letting your emotions come on to your face when you are leading the side in the field. That is one of the most important things, which I want to improve on," the Test captain had said.While it will be too much to expect a captain to better what Dhoni has achieved, all Kohli needs to do as of now is utilise the remaining time as Dhoni's deputy to improve his captaincy skills before he goes on to lead India in all formats.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Los Angeles Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell (left) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green scramble for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday.


Football »

Rooney excited for 'great moment' in England farewell


Wayne Rooney says he is honoured to make a final appearance for England and happy for manager Gareth Southgate to decide his playing time Thursday against the United States.Former Manchester United star Rooney, in video comments released Monday by his Major League Soccer club DC United, detailed his excitement at ...

City »

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda, among others, at a press briefing for returning officers on the occasion of eleventh parliamentary election in the auditorium of Election Commission Secretariat in the city on Tuesday.


International »

Nobody can stand in its way in Pacific island cooperation: China


Reuters, Beijing :No country can block China's cooperation with island nations in the Pacific and the area is no country's sphere of influence, a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, ahead of a summit between President Xi Jinping and Pacific island leaders.Australia, in particular, has been vying for influence with China ...

International »

Israel-Gaza border facing most serious fighting since 2014 war


Reuters, Gaza :Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.The fighting - that has killed six Palestinians, five of them militants, and a civilian in Israel since Monday -threatened to ...

Entertainment »

Oishee in China to win `Miss World` crown


Jannatul Ferdous Oishee crowned 'Miss Bangladesh 2018' on November 30. Now, she is in China for participating in the 'Miss World' beauty contest. There she will represent Bangladesh. On Saturday night at 1:00 am, Oishi left Dhaka for Sanya in China. And she reached there on Sunday morning.Swapan Chowdhury, chairman ...

Football »

New York City forward David Villa (7) movers the ball as Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson (12) defends during the first half of their MLS playoff soccer match in Atlanta on Sunday.


Football »

Ronaldo ends San Siro hoodoo as Juventus beat Milan 2-0


AP, Milan :Cristiano Ronaldo ended his San Siro hoodoo to help Juventus to a 2-0 win after AC Milan forward Gonzalo Higuain missed a penalty against his former team on Sunday.Higuain left Juventus in the offseason following the signing of Ronaldo and he had a nightmare game as he was ...

Editorial »

No development yet in city's road traffic management


THE directives to ensure discipline in traffic system issued by higher authorities have failed to bring any result. The traffic rule violation is still rampant. Almost all directives addressing owners and workers of city service buses and human haulers, pedestrians and drivers went unheeded. If the traffic management system returns ...

International »

California wildfires: Death toll reaches grim milestone


The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said.Six more people were confirmed killed in the Camp Fire in the north of the state, taking the toll there to 29.That fire now equals the deadliest on record ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receiving ASOCIO 2018 Digital Government Award from Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mostofa Zabbar at the cabinet meeting on Monday.


Entertainment »

Mamo, Puja share big screen for first time


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :It was earlier fixed that Raihan Rafi directed and Jaaz Multimedia produced movie Dohon was scheduled to release on November 16. Later releasing date was changed to November 30. Owner of Jaaz Abdul Aziz confirmed the matter yesterday. Main theme of the story was given by him ...

Entertainment »

Sonakshi Sinha has only special appearance in Mission Mangal?


Actor Akshya Kumar recently announced the entire cast of India’s first space film Mission Mangal. The film is set to go on floors next month and will be helmed by Jagan Shakti. Besides Akshay as the main lead, Mission Mangal has an impeccable leading cast that includes names like Vidya ...

Football »

Iran women attend Asian Football final in rare `victory`


Hundreds of Iranian women attended a crunch football match in Tehran, in a rare step seen Sunday as a "victory" by local newspapers and hailed by FIFA as an "historic and festive day" for the sport.About a thousand women were allowed into Azadi Stadium late Saturday to watch Iranian giant ...

Editorial »

Bring the criminals to book and ensure their harsher punishment


ANOTHER woman was killed in a running bus on Friday night. This time her father was also pushed off the vehicle on Dhaka-Tangail highway in Savar. The incident may remind one of the rape and murder of law student Rupa Khatun inside a running bus in Tangail over a year ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news