Imposing Virat Kohli cannot share power, divided captaincy will not work for India: Nasser Hussain
NEW DELHI: An imposing character like Virat Kohli you won't feel comfortable sharing power and therefore divided captainship is not something that works in Indian cricket, former England captain feels Nasser hussain .
However, he feels that the management of the Indian team often ruins the teams as they did in that World Cup semifinal against New Zealand and split training might be a good idea.
Hussain's view of the team echoed the twin hero of the Indian World Cup. Yuvraj Singh who wants to know how the current Indian coaching staff headed by Ravi Shastri Deal with players of different minds.
When asked if the divided captaincy can work in India, as he did in England, Hussain did not seem confident.
It depends on the character, Virat (Kohli) is such an imposing character, covering everything, it would be difficult for him to deliver, he would not want to deliver anything. While with England, we have (Eoin) Morgan and (Joe) Root, two nice and laid-back characters, Hussain said during a podcast on Cricbuzz.
However, divided coaching is not a bad idea, said Hussain, a respected voice in world cricket.
... Coaches have a lot to do, whether you have a divided coach, they have so much on their plate. Just to give you a new perspective like Trevor Bayliss for example.
He broke the white ball for England, we really didn't break the cricket of the test match. So maybe two different coaches would be the right path, he said.
One thing they don't do well is the national team, since they couldn't get number 4 despite having so many good hitters. Unlike New Zealand, which only has so many players to choose from, India is very talented, that after two failures, a new player comes in and then the next, he said.
Yuvraj, one of the best white ball cricketers in India, is puzzled why Vikram Rathour He may be an Indian batting coach for T20 cricket.
You have guys like Vikram Rathour ... he's been my senior. He's been a mentor when I was playing state, but with all due respect, if someone hasn't played international cricket for a longer time then the younger generation that is prone to more T20 cricket and 50 over…
What are you going to tell them? Vikram Rathour might tell them about technique but there is no one to work on the mental side, Yuvraj said on YouTube channel SportScreen.
In fact, Yuvraj believes that the current coaching staff is not doing a great job.
I am sure under Ravi Shastri the players have done really well, they've won in Australia and done quite well. But my point is, as a coach I don't know how Ravi is, I've hardly played under him…
I know you can't have a particular shape with each player, you have to have different shapes with different players, and I don't see it with the current coaching staff, Yuvraj said.