Kohli hopes Chahal never changes after skittling England
India captain Virat Kohli says Yuzvendra Chahal is the finished article after the leg-spinner tore through England to spark a T20I series-winning collapse.
With the series on the line in Bangalore, India posted 202-6 thanks to Suresh Raina's 63 and a first T20I fifty for MS Dhoni (56).
On a favourable Chinnaswamy Stadium deck, England initially looked as though they would take it down to the wire, but the dismissals of Eoin Morgan (40) and Joe Root (42) in successive deliveries prompted the inning's rapid demise.
In all, England lost eight wickets for eight runs in 19 deliveries, five of those taken by Chahal as he returned 6-25, the best figures in T20I history by an Indian.
"I have a lot of faith in him and he plays with confidence, he's not shy to be hit for a few runs," Kohli said of the leg-spinner.
"I hope he doesn't change at all. He has to maintain his originality and confidence in his skill, and he has a lot of skill and character.
"It's great to have a guy with so much confidence in the middle [overs]."
Kohli took over the captaincy from Dhoni before the ODI and T20 series, having replaced him as Test skipper in 2015.
Dhoni showed that a captain's knock was still within him, though, drawing praise from his successor.
Kohli added: "It's no bad thing when you have MS Dhoni behind the stumps, I'm new to the limited-overs captaincy so I'm taking as much advice from them as possible.
"I wanted to send him [Dhoni] up, he says 'I'll bat down the order', he's that sort of character, always trying to get the best balance for the team.
"He's a champion player and he's been a big match winner and come the big game he stepped up."
Kohli's opposite number Morgan pinpointed his and Root's wickets as the cause of a panicked and frantic end to the match.
He said: "It was a fatal error losing two in batsmen in one over, especially when we were going so well, that really, really hurt us.
"The spell of bowling from Chahal to produce that, give credit where it's due. It was a match-winning performance and one worthy of winning the series so congratulations to the Indian team, at the end we weren't at the races.
"We could have done with me or Joe getting 70 or 80 but it wasn't meant to be."