Gambhir rates Kohli as better Test skipper than Ganguly, Dhoni
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir has given a cryptic statement recently which would not please MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid Sourav Ganguly fans. According to Gambhir, Virat Kohli is a better Test captain than MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.
The visitors were dismissed for a mere 189 after the follow-on, as the hosts bagged a series win with their record 11th-straight Test series win at home, beating Australia’s record (10) of most successful winning spree at home.
Virat Kohli set up a perfect platform for India with an unbeaten 254, a record seventh double-century which helped India post 601/5 declared, earning praises from experts and fans. Following the victory, former India batsman Gautam Gambhir praised Kohli’s captaincy and explained what sets him apart from his other captains.
“If you are scared of losing, you will never win and probably that’s the biggest plus he has, he isn’t scared of losing,” Gambhir said during the post-match show.
“He’s taken that risk, which a lot of other captains have not been able to take. The others always wanted an extra batter so that they don’t lose the test match. Whereas, Virat is the only captain who has gone abroad and played with five bowlers, with Hardik Pandya being an all-rounder,” Gambhir said.
Kohli, who became the first Indian skipper to win a Test series in Australia, said that his team has the curiosity and hunger to keep improving.
“We are lucky to have a group of players we have in the last three-four years. It’s amazing to see that hunger and passion for all the guys to keep improving,” man of the match Kohli said after the win.