first_imgRahul Dravid was all praise for Indian captain Virat Kohli, complimenting him for chasing numbers that no one thought was achievable.”Virat keeps getting better. He is setting standards that we probably thought could never be achieved. Sachin got 49 hundreds in one day cricket and we thought, at least I thought, could never be achieved. Now Virat is 10 away or close to it. So tribute to him when it comes to reinventing or reimagining yourself,” Dravid said during the Star ReImagine awards in Mumbai.Lauding Kohli for being constantly on the lookout for ways to improve himself, Dravid said Kohli would extend the same approach to his captaincy as well. “Thing about him is even if he has a bad tour, like the 2014 tour to England or when he was not as successful when he first went to Australia, when he goes back again, he comes out a better player. He is constantly looking to get better. The same extends to his captaincy,” he said.”When you look at some of the shots he played six months ago… you see him hitting the sweep shot and you think he didn’t play it six months ago. When I first saw him he didn’t play the short ball so well and then next time you see him working at it. He is constantly reinventing his game,” he added.If Dravid was blown away by Virat’s appetite to improve, former skipper MS Dhoni’s unmatched ability to soak pressure in high voltage encounters left him equally impressed.advertisement”The beauty about MS is that he plays a lot of these big tournaments, as they do not mean a lot. They obviously do. He is able to see a bigger picture. To say you are not being defined by that game. And it’s a hard thing to do. He does feel the pressure as we have seen in this IPL at times. But he is able to stay relaxed as if he is playing another match with friends in Ranchi. It’s a special skill to have. To have an exam and approach it like it’s not an exam. We are lucky to have someone when the pressure is on at the back end of the game and can approach that way. It will definitely work on India’s favour (at the World Cup),” Dravid said.Dravid tipped India to be one of the title contenders and England, Australia and one of South Africa or Pakistan to be frontrunners for World Cup semi-final spots.Also Read | Wicket-takers in middle overs will benefit India in high-scoring World Cup: Rahul Dravidlast_img

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