Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch says that in a cricket-crazy country like India, the burden of expectations is high, but Virat Kohli has done well as a captain.
Finch said that players go through a bad phase but there are exceptions like Kohli, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar.
“Every player has a bad phase but Kohli, Smith, Ponting and Tendulkar were the players whose form has never deteriorated in two consecutive series,” he said on Sony Ten's Pit Stop Show.
Finch said, “The pressure to play for India is different and the captaincy is different and the way Kohli has been doing both for a long time is fantastic.”
He said, 'After taking the captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, expectations were high and he continued to perform well. It is very impressive. '
He said, “The most effective thing is to play consistently well in all three formats. It is commendable to be the best batsman in ODI cricket and then repeat that success in Tests and T20s.
The ICC has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball and Finch said that players will get used to it.
He said, “I have not spoken to England or West Indies teams but I think players will get used to it in the next few months.” Other ways to shine the ball will be found. '