Virat Kohli is too emotional to be a leader, believes Shahid Afridi

After Indian skipper MS Dhoni has stepped down from Test team captain, India team will take time to reshape as the new captain Virat Kohli is too emotional to lead the team effectively, believes Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi.

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All-rounder Afridi, who has captained Pakistan in all three formats, said that although Kohli’s batting skills are very high but it will take the emotional player much time and a good deal of work to improve his skills as a team leader.

“Dhoni has been a very effective team leader for India and his retirement is a big blow to India. Many times, he has led his team to victories from the front,” Afridi said.

Dhoni stepped down as Test team captain after surrendering Border-Gavaskar Trophy to host Australia last month. Australia won the first two test matches of the four test match series and the third ended in a draw after India narrowly escaped another defeat.

Kohli will lead India in the fourth test against Australia at Sydney from January 6-10.

Afridi had retired from tests in 2010 and has now also announced his retirement plans in ODIs after World Cup 2015.

“Even if I performed brilliantly in World Cup, I will not change my plans. I want to leave ODIs on a high note and I believe World Cup 2015 will be that time,” he said.

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Virat Kohli is too emotional to be a leader, believes Shahid Afridi

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