Virat Kohli, a rare blend of calmness and aggression, feels Ray Jennings

Veteran South African and Royal Challengers Bangalore coach reveals Kohli apologized after the IPL spat with Gautam Gambhir. It was an indication that Kohli was ready to learn from mistakes, feels Jennings.

updated: July 25, 2013 15:15 IST
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Former South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Ray Jennings says Virat Kohli has all the makings of a great captain. In his first full series as skipper, Kohli scored a classy 115 as India cantered past Zimbabwe by six wickets in the first One Day International at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Delhi youngster is in the form of his life as Kohli is the only batsman to post five centuries in eight consecutive innings. (All the stats) His 15th ODI century on Wednesday, apart from being a statistical milestone, established his ability to take responsibility as a leader. Jennings, who has seen Kohli from close as part of the RCB team management in the Indian Premier League, feels Kohli is India's heir apparent.

In an interview to, Jennings was full of praise for the temperamental Kohli, who is leading India in the five-match ODI series versus Zimbabwe as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken a small break from international cricket. (Also read: Blog - Kohli, Indian cricket's heir apparent?)

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