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Champions Trophy 2017: Challenge for Kohli is to maintain Dhoni’s legacy

Dhoni and Kohli
Dhoni, as a captain has left a massive legacy behind him. It would be a challange for Virat Kohli to maintain this legacy.

Dhoni has been the most successful captain of India till date. The records say that. He is the only captain in the world to win all the ICC tournaments, ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup(2007), ICC World Cup (2011) and ICC champions Trophy (2013). Also he has the second best win/loss ratio of 2.857 in ICC tournaments, only behind Ricky Ponting and a winning percentage of 54%. Under his captaincy, India achieved numerous goals.

Earlier this year, when he resigned from captaincy, he left a massive legacy behind him. Now it’s up to the new skipper, Virat kohli, to maintain this legacy. It would not be an easy task for him, but unlike Dhoni, who had a bunch of relatively raw talent in his maiden ICC tournament – the 2007 World T20, Kohli has an experienced side and not to forget, he’ll be having the guidance of Dhoni all the time.

Kohli has had a good start of his captaincy career. He has not faced a single series loss till now. So we can say that his initial phase is going pretty smooth. However his experience as the captain of RCB in the 2017 IPL season surely must have been a nightmare, but the young skipper took it positively.

“I was pretty fortunate that I got to experience that kind of a time. It teaches you a lot as a captain, it teaches you a lot composure-wise. You take away a lot from failures, and that’s something I have always cherished,” said Kohli.

Only time will tell if he is able to fulfill the expectations of the Indian fans or not. For now, we can only hope that India performs well in the tournament.

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