Virat wants to learn from Dhoni

Updated: 07 March 2008 07:44 IST

The India Under-19 captain says he has much to learn from the calm-headed India captain

Virat wants to learn from Dhoni

New Delhi:

Virat Kohli, India's under-19 World Cup winning captain is keen to learn the art of being a
calm leader on the field like the senior captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

"He (Dhoni) is a bit calm on field and I am not. I think, I need to improve on that. I get a bit upset about things happening on the field.

"He is a great captain and is wining matches, which is good for India," he said.

The young Delhi player said he was not disappointed by not playing arch-rivals Pakistan in the final match.

"We would have been happy if Pakistan was there. It would have been a crunch game. But the South African gave us a good fight, they gave us a dream final. We could not have asked for more," he said.

Kohli now has set his eyes on playing in cash-rich Indian Premier League.

"Yes, I am (looking forward to playing in IPL). I have not talked to anyone but an agreement is going to happen soon. My managing company is looking after that," he said.

Kohli also said that his focus was more on playing good cricket and thoughts of transition to the senior team had never crossed his minds.

" I have not thought about that. You don't know what future holds. I am currently concentrating on the domestic season. IPL of course is coming up," he said.

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