According to Holding, the India skipper needs to ”tone down a bit” while captaining his side as it will allow his teammates to express themselves on the field without any hesitation.
The 67-year-old went on to compare Kohli with Viv Richards, saying that the legendary rounder was also over-expressive during his playing days.
“Virat is someone who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s someone who will let you know exactly how he feels. I think he gets a bit carried away at times, but that is Virat Kohli, that is the man,” Holding said in his latest interaction with The Indian Express.
“He’s similar to Viv in that regard. Viv, sometimes on the field, was over-expressive. But those are the personalities of those two gentlemen. They can tone down a little bit as well,” he added.
Virat Kohli-led Team India recently suffered a disappointing defeat in the all-important final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand in Southampton. Kane Williamson’s men thrashed the Indian side by 8 wickets and clinched their first major ICC title since 2000.
India will now be eyeing to win the five-match Test series against England, starting from August 4.