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Legendary South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis has revealed that he wants India captain Virat Kohli to tone down his aggression.
While India have fared extremely well under Kohli’s leadership, Kallis feels that it could become a detrimental asset going forward.
“As a leader, sometimes you cannot always be as aggressive as he is. That is an area he will work on, he is still young in his captaincy,” Kallis was quoted as saying by CricTracker. “I am sure he will chill out a little more as he gets a little bit older. But he is obviously very passionate and that is nice to see.”
In regards to the Indian team as a whole, Kallis pointed out that the next step for them is to improve their record away from home.
While India were defeated 2-1 in their recent three-Test series against South Africa, they bounced back brilliantly in the ongoing ODI series as they secured their first-ever bilateral ODI series win in the country on Tuesday.
India’s 73-run win in the fifth ODI in Port Elizabeth saw them secure an unassailable 4-1 series lead ahead of the sixth and final ODI, which will be held in Centurion on February 16.
“One area India probably want to improve their record on is their away record, especially on wickets that carry a little more than they are used to,” Kallis said. “But it seems they are making strides and getting better at it. I am sure they [will] have learned a lot playing in South Africa.”