Sports Cricket 11 Apr 2018 What you read is unt ...

What you read is untrue: Virat Kohli-MS Dhoni have a fantastic bond says Ravi Shastri

PTI
Published Apr 11, 2018, 11:25 am IST
Updated Apr 11, 2018, 11:25 am IST
Shastri spoke about the equation between the Team India skipper and his predecessor.
The former all-rounder also does not have any issues with sledging and he would advise his boys to give back without crossing the line. (Photo: AP/PTI)
 The former all-rounder also does not have any issues with sledging and he would advise his boys to give back without crossing the line. (Photo: AP/PTI)

Mumbai: India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri feels that Virat Kohli's aggressive approach is a something he can relate to as he too had a similar mindset during his playing days.

"I do (see a lot of myself in Virat). Our mindsets are pretty similar, we are pretty aggressive, and we like to compete. And when someone has a mindset and the work ethic like Virat's, it is bound to rub off on the other players of the team, and thats is why India is having a great run at the moment," Shastri said after receiving the Maharashtracha Abhiman award during the Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards 2018 here.

 

Shastri also spoke about what makes Mahendra Singh Dhoni the legend that he is.

"MS is a legend and he can remain unfazed in any situation. Whether he gets out for zero or scores a hundred, whether he wins the World Cup with a six, he is the same. There is a lot of mutual respect that Virat and Dhoni share. Their relation is fantastic and whatever you read in the media might not be true," Shastri said.

"Virat will go to him (Dhoni) seeking his advise , that communication is tremendous from the team point of view," said Shastri when asked if they have had differences.

 

The former all-rounder also does not have any issues with sledging and he would advise his boys to give back without crossing the line.

"I have no issues with that (sledging). Absolutely no issues on that. If someone tells me something, he says one , I am going to tell the boys give them three. One word (and) you give three back, you can do it in a nice way, (where) you dont cross the line, but you dont give an inch," he concluded.

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