No question to replace Virat Kohli as captain: RCB team principal Mike Hesson
BENGALURU: Virat Kohli is record as the Royal Challenger Bangalore Skipper was perhaps below average, but the newly appointed cricket director of the team Mike Hesson Leadership change for underperforming franchise next year excluded IPL Edition.
Despite stars like Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle (for the better part), RCB has not won the IPL since the event's inception. Kohli has led the team in seven of those seasons.
Hesson nipped questions on Kohli controlling the team and change in captaincy in the bud.
We do not have the idea that Virat controls things. But perhaps he has made his past learning experiences (mistakes) as he moved forward, Hesson said during a media interaction on Thursday.
Hesson said Kohli has been on the same page as him and chief coach Simon Katich .
In the last few weeks (of the discussions), there was no question mark regarding Virat's captain, Hesson pointed out.
"...we have been very much aligned and he has been more than happy to take our advice from our experience," the former New Zealand coach added.
RCB 's questionable recruitment has come in for a lot of criticism but Hesson assured that this time they are looking at specific players and not hundreds of options.
There will be a lot of focus on recruitment. Once the auction is over, the work begins, not a week before the tournament starts. We would know what roles players have to play, he said.
On recruitment of domestic players, Hesson said there are specific players they would be looking at and not just statistical highlights during the Mushtaq Ali or Vijay Hazare Trophy.
"During Vijay Hazare and Mushtaq Ali Trophy, we would like to see players we want to fit in. It's more about finding out how players build context around performance, conditions and pressure situations," he said.
Hesson also agreed that the team needs to consider consistent performances and not one odd innings before selecting players.
Form ist ein Faktor, aber wir müssen ganzheitlicher sein, was die Art and Weise betrifft, wie wir Talent-Scouting betreiben. Wir gehen von einem Zeitraum von vier Jahren aus, in dem sie bereit sind, unter Druck zu treten. Es passiert nicht nach einer guten Saison. er sagte.