Virat Kohli Says a Captain Will Look Stupid if he is Lazy and Can't Perform

Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young Team India by example and insisted he made conscious efforts to raise his intensity levels as captain during the recently-concluded India versus Sri Lanka series.

Updated: November 18, 2014 21:35 IST
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Look ruthless, play ruthless: For Kohli, attitude matters.


India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli was very clear about what he wanted from a young side against Sri Lanka in recently-concluded five-match ODI series. He had urged his players to be as ruthless as possible against the islanders after a comprehensive win in the first match. (Kohli Rises to No. 2 in ODI Batting Charts)

Kohli lead by example as India inflicted their first-ever 5-0 sweep on Sri Lanka. The 26-year-old batsman was in peak form during the series, slamming scores of 22, 49, 53, 66 before hammering an unbeaten 139 on a rare day in the series when the top order didn't come good.

"From the first match I have spoken about creating a culture of ruthlessness and winning habit in the team, and it has come off beautifully," Kohli told BCCI's official website. In spite of having world class performers like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillekaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews, the Lankans were swept off their feet by a young Indian side.

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