Comparing Virat Kohli and Dhoni is like comparing oranges and apples. Past two years, cricket fans and commentators have compared Kohli’s style with Dhoni.
MS Dhoni takes over the reins from the Sourav Ganguly. He was considered for bringing killer tendencies in the Indian side. Last few years, Dhoni was considered as the more or less successful captain in the Indian team. As well, he has the ability to bring a team of his choice and helped the Indian aspect.
The Captaincy style of Dhoni was defensive. Even in a stressful situation, Dhoni was appeared as a cool captain, captaining the side took a toll on his batting and wicket-keeping abilities. At those times, India would end up losing matches that they should have won because of his defensive style of captaincy.
Captaincy records of MS Dhoni and Kohli
MS Dhoni started his first record from his fifth international match. Still, he keeps creating new achievements every time he steps on his 22 years. MSD is a born Champion in batting, bowling, keeping wickets and captaining sides. As the Indian captain, Dhoni won all the three ICC trophies include 2007 World T20, 2011 World cup, and 2013 Champions. He led to number 1 ranking in test cricket.
Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10000 run in One day match. As well as, Kohli broke 10 years Dravid’s record. Virat Kohli became the fastest captain to score 8000 runs in the International cricket match. After taking over the captaincy from MSD, Virat Kohli is the most successful Captain in Test Cricket.
Both MSD and Virat Kohli are the fittest cricketers in the world. If they run between the wickets, it’s a hassle for any fielding side. The highest score of MSD in ODI is 184 runs and in the test cricket is 224 runs which were against Australia. He is a king of finishing that has finished off a successful chase with sixes 9 times in one-day innings and three times in T20.
Kohli has been an advocate to keep fit and he worked on his body after his starting years. MSD has quick reflexes between wickets and behind them. As well as he played a crucial inning for Delhi against Karnataka. The best batting performance of Kohli is scoring 243 runs against Srilanka in ODI.
Giving it back
One of the major issues is that the Men in Blue have to tackle the on-field sledging. No captain has been able to give it back because of the various reasons.
However, after Kohli took over the captaincy, everything has been changed. Kohli had no problem in sledging to the players in the field. Especially, Australian cricketers have introduced the sledging in the game.
MS Dhoni is a cool captain who never believed in sledging. He would keep his players under control and not let waves of anger on the field.
There are many variances between the captaining style of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Some cricket lovers believe that the team is better off under the Kohli captaincy while others felt that Dhoni was a more mature captain ever. Virat has the ability to beat more and more records as Captain.
Moreover, India has ranked at the number 1 position in Test under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Both are best and successful Captains as well as both have great leadership skills in the Indian Cricket Team.