Parthiv Patel, the Indian cricketer, thinks that Virat Kohli, an all-time Indian skipper, is a better aggressive captain when he captains Team India whereas, his captaincy isn’t much aggressive when he plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
RCB, despite reaching the final stages several times, has failed miserably as the last stages and never has grabbed a single winning trophy. His aggression is notable on the field when he captains Men in Blue, however, India is struggling under his captaincy as being best throughout a tournament, team fails at the last stages, e.g, Champions Trophy 2017 and the World Cup 2019.
Parthiv thinks Kohli winning moments for India come because of the high-quality spinners. Also, he has termed Kohli’s captaincy as ‘defensive’ for RCB.
Parthiv Patel: Virat Kohli’s captaincy is more aggressive for India than RCB
“It feels like a lot of times. But it matters what sort of players you have. When he captains the Indian team, he is a different captain. Because there he has Bumrah, Shami, and high-quality spinners, so he is always thinking wickets.
“But for RCB, I feel with whatever arsenal he has if he can afford to be aggressive. Also, the ground on which he is playing also matters a lot. If you are not getting help from the wicket, we tend to go for a defensive approach. If we can restrict the opposition to 190-200, we have a chance. But if we go for wickets and concede 220-230, we are totally out of the game,” Parthiv Patel said while speaking to Aakash Chopra on his Youtube channel.
“So, that is why I feel when he captains for India he is aggressive but for RCB just because of the ground and the players he has, he is a bit defensive,” he added.
The former player also differentiates between the captaincy styles of three skippers.
“They are different. Dhoni and Rohit keep the dressing room calm while Virat makes sure that everyone is on their toes and everyone keeps pushing themselves,” the wicketkeeper-batsman further said.