5 major differences in captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli

MS Dhoni is considered to be one of the greatest captains India has produced, while Kohli made India no.1 team twice.

The comparisons between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will never cease | AFP

MS Dhoni captained Team India successfully for a decade from 2007-2016 and then Virat Kohli took over and has taken the Indian team to newer heights.

MS Dhoni won the World T20 2007, the ICC World Cup 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 as the Indian limited-overs captain. In Tests, Team India became the no.1 Test side for the first time under Dhoni’s captaincy and India even inflicted a 4-0 whitewash over Australian team under Dhoni at home.

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is yet to win a big ICC trophy but under his captaincy, currently, the Indian side is ranked no.1 position in Tests, no.2 position in ODIs and no.3 in the T20Is. Virat Kohli has assumed the full-time captaincy for just over a year and a half and is yet to achieve the heights that Dhoni did, but he is definitely on his way to greatness as captain as well.

Though both have their own ways of captaining the Indian teams and will leave their own legacies, there are marked differences between their styles, some debatable and some polarizing.

Let’s have a look at the 5 major differences between the captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli


By Jatin Sharma - 30 May, 2018

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