“Still far to go for him” – Gautam Gambhir on Kohli’s captaincy
Former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir thinks that Kohli has been such successful as a captain in the national team because he has leaders like MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma around him.
He also pointed out that managing a franchise team in Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main tough task for a captain where Kohli failed continuously in the previous seasons. Whereas Dhoni and Rohit achieved huge success for their respective franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI). Mumbai Indians is the current champion of IPL with total 4 titles while Chennai Super Kings won the title 3 times.
“Still far to go for him. Kohli was generally excellent in the last World Cup however he has far to go. He commanders so well in worldwide cricket since he has Rohit Sharma, he had MS Dhoni for quite a while. Captaincy accreditations are seen when you are are leading a franchise, when you don’t have different players supporting you,” current BJP Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir said.
“I have been straightforward at whatever point I have spoken about this. See what Rohit Sharma has accomplished for Mumbai Indians, see what Dhoni has accomplished for Chennai Super Kings. If you contrast that and RCB, the results are there for everyone to see,” he added.
Virat Kohli recently turned into the best Indian skipper in Test cricket. Under Kohli, India packed away a semi-final complete in the 2019 ICC World Cup 2019 where they lost against New Zealand in a close match. Kohli is presently peering toward to a home series win against South Africa in the T20 series. Kohli’s side won the first T20 match comfortably by 7 wickets.