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Graeme Smith Says, “Not Sure If Kohli Is A Long-Term Captaincy Option”

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has raised questions on Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Smith said: “When I look at Virat, I think he needs someone in the support staff who can constructively challenge him and help him grow. He has all the capabilities tactically, he knows his own game, he sets the standard in the field for everyone else.”

Graeme Smith Says, "Not Sure If Kohli Is A Long-Term Captaincy Option"

“I think if he had a really constructive person in his environment, who could talk to him, make him think, maybe even challenge him with some different ideas, in a constructive way, not an angry or aggressive way, but make him think, open his eyes to other possibilities, that would make him a really good leader.”

Smith also said that Kohli’s reactions on the field could affect the players negatively, “[But] often his reaction to situations… I think that can sometimes impact your team negatively. We all know how powerful Virat Kohli is in world cricket, in Indian cricket. For him, he’s built this aura and for him maybe to find a level where he can connect with all his players, to get to a level where can get the Indian team to be as successful as he is, that’s something that he when I watch him, is grappling with.”

Graeme Smith Says, "Not Sure If Kohli Is A Long-Term Captaincy Option"

Smith concluded: “At the end of this year, he’d have been away from home for a while, the pressure he’ll face, the scrutiny from the press – I know he only gets that in India – but if you’re away from home and you’re struggling for form as a team, I don’t know if I’d want to burden Virat Kohli with that… Or if India has a better leader in that environment.”

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