Former India captain Rahul Dravid is worried of youngsters don’t care and on your face approach like Virat Kohli and believes it is a cause for concern.
Dravid spoke to Bangalore Cultural Festival about this and he believes that the budding talents are trying to imitate Kohli in every sector, so they are also showing aggression, sometimes unnecessary approach and aggressive words, which is quite an alarming thing.
“I think the game is still about performance. So let’s not take that way from someone like Kohli,” Dravid said at the Bangalore Literature Festival on Sunday. “That’s his personality.”
Dravid is the India Under 19 coach
The wall also said that people have asked him why can’t he act like Kohli,but Dravid is quite clear that his approach is different because that doesn’t bring the best out of him. So all those high tone and aggression is not authentic for him and that takes him to a rather untrue avatar.
“Sometimes, especially before an Australia series, you’ll find Virat saying the most outrageous things. And I read the paper and cringe at times. But then I think back, maybe he actually wants that contest. He wants that lip on the field because that gets the best out of him,” Dravid also admitted that at this moment there is no one like Virat and this approach is perfectly fine for the Indian captain as long it helps him.
Kohli has played under Dravid at Royal Challengers Bangalore
But the legend is worried how his approach has resonated in the grassroot levels.
“What worries me a little bit is a lot of that gets translated into junior cricket. That’s the scary thing for me, not so much what Virat does. Kids at 12, 13, 14 want to become the next Virat Kohli, not realising that maybe that’s not authentic to who they are,” he added.