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Virat Kohli needs to curb his emotions on field: Dilip Doshi

The former Indian left-arm spinner also praised Virat’s batting display in the first innings of the Cape Town Test, saying that it was a complete touch of class that was on display.

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Keegan Peterson during the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town. (Photo PTI)

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Former Indian cricketer Dilip Doshi reasoned it out quite brilliantly while admitting that Kohli is indeed a passionate cricketer. He opined that with his experience and success, Kohli could have curtailed himself during the South African chase in the Cape Town Test by avoiding speaking in front of the stump mic as a mark of protest against DRS decision on South African captain Dean Elgar.

“Virat wears his heart on his sleeves. He is a very passionate captain. But he should stay away from challenging an umpiring decision like that. In today’s world, this is not on. It was frustrating for him to see what happened. You can still curtail such emotional outbursts,” Doshi told India Ahead on a Facebook chat from London on Saturday.

Captaincy-wise, Doshi rates Virat as a good leader in Test cricket. “He is an outstanding captain for India, and there is no doubt about it. I have a feeling that Virat is still very passionate to captain India. He will have to sit down, decide and curb himself back a little bit and make more decisions over the practicality and composition of his team by not displaying emotion publically. He has a lot to offer to Indian cricket,” Doshi stressed.

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The former Indian left-arm spinner also praised Virat’s batting display in the first innings of the Cape Town Test, saying that it was a complete touch of class that was on display.

“Virat played an outstanding inning in the first essay of the match. He adjusted to the demands of the game. His primary instincts are very attacking. His highest quality knocks have come with his aggression. His defence needed some work, and he played that knock within his self-created limits. I admire that,” Doshi added.

He also hoped that India would come back as a better Test team in the future to the Rainbow nation. The three-Test series ended in favour of South Africa 2-1 with the hosts bouncing back after losing the first match to India.

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