Bhajji keen to play under aggressive Kohli

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New India Test skipper Virat Kohli has found the backing of many of his team-mates ahead of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, with Harbhajan Singh leading the way to praise Kolhi's positive attitude.

Kohli said in an interview recently that he's not going to play it safe as Test skipper, and doesn't mind losing a game or two if it means winning more than drawing. Bhajji, back in the side after years on the sidelines, was pleased with this attitude.

Harbhajan told AFP: "Virat is a match-winner, someone who is very competitive. No matter what the situation is, he always wants to win which is a great quality as a player. Having him as a captain helps the team a lot when he is looking for win.

"Having a captain who has so much of energy, his energy level rubs on to the others which is a very positive sign. The way the Indian team played in Australia was brilliant.

"Though we didn't win the Test match but that intent was there and that's what Virat Kohli brings to the table. As he himself said in an interview, he doesn't mind losing one or two games while looking to win. That's where his quality comes in."  

Opening batsman Ajinkya Rahane was equally impressed with the new skipper, and looked forward to his leadership style: "Virat is really aggressive on the field, doesn't matter whether the opponents are Australia, England or Bangladesh.

"He gives confidence to each and every individual and we really respect him as a captain.

"During the Australia series we played aggressively and wanted to win each and every match and we will carry this attitude. We are an experienced side and we know the conditions well so from here on we will be doing well."

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