New Delhi, January 8: Test Captain Virat Kohli said that he is ready to take charge of the Indian team for the limited overs as he is fully prepared for it and has learned a few tricks from the former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Kohli was made captain after MS Dhoni stepped down from captaincy just before the start of ODI and T20 series with England with its first match to be played on January 15.
Kohli was made Test captain in 2014 when MS Dhoni suddenly announced his retirement in between the series against Australia.
Comparing both the situation, Kohli said "Just a day before the adelaide test I was told that Dhoni might not play the match and i will be the captain. It was quite shocking for me as I did not expected this at all.
Somewhere in my mind was the fact that i was making my mark as a batsman in Test cricket but the responsibility turned out to be positive for me.
Kohli's journey after Australia tour was nothing less than a dream as he was considered one of the top batsman and was on top of his game.
Kohli said, When I was Test Captain it took time to understand the process of how it is done. But now i am fully prepared for the new challange as whatever i learned in long format it benefited me and will do the same thing in the shorter formats of the game.
"I have been preparing in my own head, MS has been speaking to me about strategies, about how situations need to be approached. Because I think he also understood it is very important to guide me, teach me, knowing the legacy he has set up. It is very important for the person who is coming to take it forward and not be in a state of confusion.
I think he understood that i was mature enough to lead the team which he built and his guidance has helped me a lot.
Extra responsibility has always worked for me and I hope I will lead the team with same passion and interest like MS Dhoni did, he added.