The Indian skipper is not only the best batsman in the world but also one of the best if not the best fielder in the world too. The intensity with which he fields, throws and catches is unmatchable by any standards. In the recent past, Indians are awful in the field but the captain has been top notch in his own way.
Role model for any youngster in the field
The Indian captain has been a prime example for those who want to take up cricket in their life. The passion with which he does each and everything on the cricket field is for everybody to see. The #1 batsman in world cricket has been the sole shining light in the Indian fielding for the past few series.
The Indian fielding coach R Sridhar has said that Virat Kohli is a ready-made template for any youngster who comes into the team.
The kind of intensity Virat Kohli brings on to the field, I always say to the younger boys who come, he is a ready-made template for you to copy. Watch him, see what he does
Fielding woes started in the West Indies series
India is one team that boasts of some world class fielders who can take some breath taking catches on the field. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer are all proven fielders at the big stage. The downfall of the Indian fielding started in the home series against West Indies where they were pathetic to say the least. It not only stopped there but has been continuing India since then. The drop catches of Taylor and Latham proved to be the decisive factor in the 1st ODI.
The present Indian fielding coach R Sridhar was re elected for the 2nd time in a row after helping India to raise their standard in the fielding department for the last 3 years.
India should arrest their fielding woes as soon as possible to not let that affect the outcome of the matches.