No need to change my 'criticised' aggressive style, says captain Virat Kohli

Colombo, Aug 6: Virat Kohli reiterated that the responsibility of Indian Test captaincy will not alter his aggressive way of playing the game in Sri Lanka.

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Kohli, who was handed the reins of Indian Test team after MS Dhoni's retirement, is now in Sri Lanka for his first full tour as the leader. India will play 3 Tests starting on August 12 in Galle.

Kohli takes a catch during practice in Colombo on Wednesday (August 5)

Speaking to the media on Wednesday (August 5), Kohli said there will not be any change in his approach for the series. (Kohli's 'smashing meal' in Colombo)

"Not at all. I don't find any need to do anything different," the right-hander said when asked whether captaincy had changed the emotional side of his game.

He continued, "I know I have been criticised a lot for being aggressive at times but that is something that has given me success as an individual and that is something that we believe in as a team as well."

"Not saying the line of discipline has to be crossed, but in terms of body language and mindset we would like to play cricket the way we did in Australia and, I felt it gave us a really good chance to be competitive against a really good team in their home. I don't find any need to change the way I played or play at the moment. The whole team believes in the same mindset and that is what we are going to go in the series," he added.

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