Vastavam web: Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey feels that Virat Kohli’s aggressive style of captaincy is quite similar with that of Ricky Ponting.”Kohli has been brilliant. I like the way he captains. I like his aggressive nature and his will to win. He had this desire to push his team as far as he could. He set very high standards during training and in the game. I do see some similarities with Ponting. The will to win, that competitiveness,” Hussey told PTI during an interaction.”It will be a good series hopefully. They play their one-day cricket well. They have some good players and have won some good (ODI) series here over the years, though not in the Tests. The key will be to not rely on any one player. It is not one person that is the key. Everyone needs to know what their job is and perform as well as they can,” said Hussey.
“I am sure their confidence will be high after the Sri Lanka series. They also have an excellent limited-overs team.However, a ODI series against Australia is different,” he said of the Indians.”Smith has been brilliant. He reads the game well. It obviously agreed with his own batting. Since he has been captain, his form has been incredible as well. He has been an excellent captain as well,” the former CSK player said.He singled out young Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar for special praise and said the lanky player had a lot of talent.About the return of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for next year’s IPL, the dynamic left-hander, who played for the franchise for a few years, said,”I am very excited about CSK being back. I have great memories (of CSK) as a player. Love the franchise. There will be challenges with the team coming back after two years out.”
“They had a fantastic run with Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain. Stephen Fleming did a fantastic job as a coach, plus they had good support staff and good owner that allowed the players their way. These were ingredients to build a successful team. If they do things right, there is no reason why the CSK can’t be successful again,” Hussey said