Arun Lal said the credit for changing Team India goes to Virat Kohli's attack!
Arun Lal praised Virat Kohli for his 'aggression' and said- he changed the 'mindset' of the Team. IndiaFormer Indian cricketer Arun Lal has praised former Indian captain Virat Kohli. He praised him for his aggressive approach in Test cricket, which changed the 'mindset' of the team. Kohli took over as India's Test captain in 2014 after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from the format.
Kohli's stint as the captain of the Indian Test team will be the best ever with 40 wins from 68 matches. Arun Lal credits the Delhi-born batsman for helping India sport a new brand of cricket.
Speaking to Jagran TV, the former Bengal coach said, "There was a time when winning in Test cricket was considered when you got yourself drawn. But now this thinking has changed and I give full credit to Virat Kohli."
The 66-year-old further added, "He changed the mindset of the team and motivated the team to play for victory without the fear of losing."
Arun Lal also lauded Rishabh Pant and supported him to carry forward Kohli's legacy.
Similar to Kohli, Pant is not afraid to take risks, and he has developed into a key player for India in Tests, playing crucial innings in the win over Australia at the Gabba in 2021, and that against England were impressive in the rescheduled fifth Test match. ,
"Virat brought that aggression to the team and it could be better if Pant can keep it going," said Arun Lal.