Former Pakistan opener Salman Butt feels Virat Kohli is miles ahead of Joe Root when it comes to captaincy. He made the remarks after England’s defeat in the first Ashes Test.

Comparing the two, Butt hailed Kohli for his aggressive body language. He also mentioned that Root looked tensed during the opener at the Gabba.

“Virat has an attitude to challenge the opposition, the aggressive intent in his batting is very important for a player to perform in Australian conditions. Kohli is miles ahead of Joe Root when it comes to aggression, attitude, and approach against the opposition,” said Butt.

“Root looked tense when he is struggling and that we can never see on Virat’s face. Virat’s body language and intensity level are much better than Root especially playing against Australia,” he added.

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