Former India captain Rahul Dravid said it will not be fair to judge Virat Kohli on the basis of one Test match that he will be leading India in Brisbane.

“Dhoni’s absence gives Virat the opportunity to show that he leads maybe differently,” Dravid told ESPNcricinfo.

“I still think it’s going to be Dhoni’s side, he has been announced captain. It’s just a nice opportunity for Virat and a great feeling, every time you get the opportunity to lead your country in a Test match, it’s a great thrill and Virat will really enjoy that.”

Having observed Kohli closely, Dravid believes he is the “obvious candidate” to take over the job from Dhoni in the long run but it will “depend on his batting.”

“If he can bat well in Test matches and have that certainty about himself as a player, then I have no doubt that he’s the obvious candidate to take over from Dhoni once he’s finished.”

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