Rohit Sharma is a captaincy material, feels Virat Kohli

Kohli says Rohit has a tremendous cricketing brain and he often takes advice from the Mumbaikar.

Updated: August 13, 2013 18:10 IST
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Lucknow: India vice-captain Virat Kohli believes that Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma has the ability to lead the Indian team.

"He (Rohit) has tremendous cricketing brain. I often take his advice during matches," Virat let out a secret when asked as to who apart from him and Dhoni has the ability to lead the India team.

For Kohli, captaincy is about taking responsibility and he enjoys every bit of it.

"I got a chance of being a captain in recently concluded Zimbabwe series. I like to be a captain and take responsibility," Kohli, who was here to attend a programme of TVS Motors as their brand ambassador, told reporters.

"As a batsman, we focus on ourselves, but as a captain we have to look into every aspect. The responsibility increases manyfold as the captain," he added.

On being asked about future plans Kohli said that he has never planned anything. "I never plan anything and believe in consistency. I can't tell what will happen in future," he said.

The champion batsman said that upcoming series against South Africa was important and hoped that the Indian team would give a good performance.

Expressing pleasure on being compared with former Australian captain Ricky Pointing, Kohli said that many people have said that and it felt good being compared with a legend.

On being aggressive on the field, Kohli said that he never gestured at anyone but he also indicated that he is trying to curb his aggression.

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