Virat Kohli does not have to be the only leader in the Indian side: Jonty Rhodes

first_imgVirat Kohli does not have to be the only leader in the Indian side: Jonty RhodesFormer South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes said the Indian team has got a fine balance of youth and experienced so he doesn’t have to be the only leader within the side.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiMay 15, 2019UPDATED: May 15, 2019 20:17 IST Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJonty Rhodes said Virat Kohli doesn’t have to be the only leader in the Indian sideRhodes said Kohli has the likes of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma for adviceRohit Sharma will be the vice-captain of the side for World Cup 2019Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore was forced to be content with the wooden spoon in IPL 2019. That’s three times in a row that RCB finished in the bottom half of the points table.But when Virat Kohli dons the captain’s hat for team India, things change completely. Statistically, Virat is the most successful Indian skipper in one day cricket, with winning rate of close to 74 percent in the 68 games he has led India. That comfortably beats MS Dhoni’s captaincy record of winning 59.50 percent games out of the 200 he has led India in.Does it boil down to superior personnel that Virat Kohli has while leading team India? How much does it help that he has vice captain Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni beside him in making real time tactical moves?Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes thinks there are no bragging rights to be won in singularly leading a team to success and sees no harm in having multiple leaders in different departments in a side.”It’s important as a leader that you have to lead by example. But the interesting thing is you don’t always have to lead from the front. Dhoni’s example was of setting incredible standards on fitness and control mindset point of view. So there are different styles of leadership. Kohli’s style is to take things by the scruff of the neck and he likes to impose his stamp on the game. It’s fine when you are doing well but you also have to inspire the guys around you. The Indian team has got a fine balance of youth and experienced so he doesn’t have to be the only leader within the side,” he tells India Today.advertisementRohit Sharma, the most successful IPL captain with four trophies, will serve as Virat’s deputy at World Cup 2019. India’s leader of the 2011 winning World Cup campaign MS Dhoni makes a lot of decisions for Virat when the captain chooses to field in the outfield. Jonty sees nothing wrong in that.”As a captain, sure you make all the decisions. But when you have senior players, it’s trusting your senior players to be leaders in their departments. Because there is so much pressure on you as a captain. You might have more time in 50 overs’ as opposed to a T20, but you still want to be making the right decisions,” he says.Also Read | When MS Dhoni suggested a Rs 10,000 fine, no one was ever late again for team meetingsAlso Read | IPL 2019: Why Virat Kohli has been unable to do what Rohit and Dhoni do so oftenAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Royal Challengers BangaloreFollow IPL 2019Follow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

A day of honour for President Gervan Fearon

On a day when nearly every minute was booked with ceremony, speeches and meet and greets, Brock University President Gervan Fearon took time to reflect.Fearon was installed as Brock’s sixth President in a Fall Convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 13, and he used the opportunity to look back at where he’s come from, and where he wants to go.Gervan Fearon with Jack Lightstone and Tom Traves“You’re looking out at all the students who are starting their journey and you’re recognizing how your post-secondary education played such an important role in all of your accomplishments,” said Fearon, who started his tenure as Brock’s President on Aug. 1. “It’s a wonderful juncture that’s a culmination of the work you’ve done, but also of work to follow and what’s to come.”After agreeing to the Oath of Office, delivered by Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo, Fearon delivered his first convocation address as President.He said he was taking over the reins of a university known for “outstanding teaching and learning; excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities; and renowned university-community engagement.”“These accomplishments are forged by a group of dedicated faculty and staff, motivated alumni and donors, forward-thinking Board of Trustee and Senate members, and engaged community and institutional partners,” Fearon said.He also acknowledged the previous Brock Presidents and leaders, including immediate past President Jack Lightstone, and interim President Tom Traves, who were both in attendance for Friday’s ceremony.Calling it a “very special moment” for himself and his wife Kathy Moscou, Fearon said he was honoured to share the day with the graduates and their families.Later Friday, during the installation dinner, Fearon was welcomed to Brock and the Niagara community by faculty members, staff, local politicians and others.Brock University Students’ Union President Faisal Hejazi said he was impressed with how quickly Fearon had immersed himself in the culture at Brock.“Your willingness to get involved is truly inspiring and motivating. You’ve already made so many individuals feel like they matter and that their voices are being heard through the support you’ve provided,” Faisal said.In her remarks, Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo said Brock was fortunate that Fearon brings “a vision, knowledge, wisdom, experience and commitment for higher education.”Fearon wrapped up the dinner by delivering a heartfelt speech.“Will I always succeed in my endeavours? Well if I did then I would stop trying,” he said. “I know I’ll fail sometimes. But I’ll always be trying. Will we do great things together? Let’s just watch and see.“A University is a community and what we achieve will be the achievements of this community that will be celebrated all together.” read more