"I think his (Kohli) natural attacking style will help the team take on new frontiers (winning overseas and conquering final frontiers). He looks like the sort of guy who is prepared to take risks, certainly in his individual play," Gilchrist said.
 "With time, he will learn more about his style of leadership whether he is prepared to take the risks in winning or losing a match. He is a risk taker and I think that will make for positive cricket," Gilchrist, who was on a quick visit to India, further said.
The win against Sri Lanka in Colombo was India's first after nine Tests, all away, besides giving Kohli his maiden victory as captain. Besides that fact, India are yet to win a series in Australia and South Africa. In Kohli's style of captaincy, the dashing wicketkeeper batsman found shades of Michael Clarke, who retired from international cricket a couple of days back.

Asked about Australia's painful loss in the Ashes and Clarke's successor Steve Smith, Gilchrist added: "It is a fresh start. Michael Clarke was a wonderful servant to Australian cricket but Steve Smith has shown he has got the capacity to take the team into the future. I think he will do a wonderful job”



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