Sydney: Relishing the challenge of squaring off against new Indian captain Virat Kohli in the fourth and final Test here, Australian skipper Steve Smith yesterday described his rival number as an "emotional character".
Australia skipper Steven Smith at Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
"MS Dhoni has been a terrific leader for India for a long period of time. There's no doubt about that," Smith told reporters in the pre-match press conference here.
"We saw Virat Kohli take over the reins in that first Test and he did a pretty good job for them. He's quite an emotional character and likes to get involved in a lot of decisions. I'm looking forward to this week again with India with another captain and hopefully we can close out the series well," he said.
"It's going to be a pretty big moment for me as well. It is a home Test and my favourite cricket ground in the world. I am really looking forward to leading the boys out at the SCG," he added.