INDIA GREAT Virender Sehwag believes that there is no one in the team who can stand up to skipper Virat Kohli and point out his mistakes on the field.
The former India opener stated that there need to be a four or five players in the squad that can help the team’s skipper avoid mistakes. As reported by India TV, Sehwag said,
"I think, Virat Kohli needs some players who can point out his mistakes on the field. Every team has four-five players who advise the skipper and help him avoid mistakes on the field. I don't see that in the current Indian squad. There's no one in the squad who can challenge Kohli's selection decision in the dressing room. No player is up to his standard."
Sehwag further said that Kohli's captaincy is being affected by his own expectations from other players.
"Virat Kohli has reached a level where he can play well in adverse situations and he expects the same from the rest of India squad," the former swashbuckling opener said. However, other players in the squad haven't reached the stature where Kohli already is. This is affecting Kohli's captaincy."
The 39-year-old opined that all Kohli wants is to see other Indian batsmen play fearlessly like him.
"Kohli is just asking them to make runs like him. And there's nothing wrong with it. I remember, when Sachin Tendulkar was the captain, he used to ask other batsmen to score runs. If I can score, then why can't you?"
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