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IPL 2019: Daniel Vettori Reveals Virat Kohli Is Always Open To Listening

One more Indian Premier League (IPL) season is nearing its fag end and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchisee once again finds itself in a miserable situation. In what has been another disappointing season, the Virat Kohli-led team has only managed to record five wins in 14 games played in the ongoing 12th edition of the IPL, while one of them has ended without a result. The Bangalore-based franchisee’s IPL 2019 campaign was divided into two halves.

The franchise started off their season in the IPL with six straight losses and despite a few wins in between, that looked like a comeback, they managed to sit on the most bottom position on the points table all season. However, they did manage to end things on a positive note by winning the last game by 4 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Vettori sheds light on Kohli’s captaincy

During a recent interview, former Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach Daniel Vettori opened up on the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Vettori revealed that during his tenure, Virat has always been a good listener with all the coaches and other officials. Vettori stepped down as the head coach of RCB just before the start of the 12th edition of the IPL.

“When I used to speak to him or any other coaches (used to) speak to him, there is always a conversation around what you think is best, where can this work,” quoted Daniel Vettori.

He was always on board

Vettori cleared the fact that the conversations then were not always a number-driven. He noted that most of the discussions would be around some intuition and understanding of the game. The former legendary Kiwi cricketer also stated that things like, being always on board and open to listen, made Virat such a good captain.

“It wouldn’t always be a number-driven conversation. It would be around some intuition and understanding of the game. I think, ultimately, when you sold a compelling story to Virat, he was always on board, open to listen and that made him such a good captain,” the former RCB head coach concluded.