Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that a lot of credit goes to former captain M.S. Dhoni and current skipper Virat Kohli for the Indian team and the way they have been doing.
He said, "The Indian team has a lovely system of rewarding its players especially in home matches. As most Indian cricket followers know, during the Indian domestic international season, both teams travel in a special chartered flight from one venue to the next. The flight also carries the technical TV crew who have to rig the cables for the next game. There are limited seats in business class and the captains, coaches and managers of the teams get these. It is here that those Indian players, who have done well in their previous game, get to sit there as a reward rather than the economy class behind.”
Sunil Gavaskar further said that MS Dhoni hardly ever sat in the business class while travelling on flights when he was the leader. He used to love to seat with the people behind the scenes - the cameramen and the sound engineers and others. Even current India captain Virat Kohli also sat in the economy class to give his seat to the bowlers who had done well for India and led them to a win. With these simple gestures, they have gone a long way as captains which certainly helped them building the team spirit as well.
In fact, Virat Kohli has time and he also maintained how much he feels proud to lead this side. He again said that the culture they have been able to build over the last few months was phenomenal. He also added that the transition state started when he became the captain for the first time and to lead these players is an honour and a privilege for Kohli as well.