” Virat Kohli has won nothing to be honest” – Gautam Ghambir
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best player in modern cricket. As a individual player, he has achieved a multiple records, which cricket has not seen for many years. People believe that, he is the only player who can break the record of 100 century milestones.
Although he is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the modern-era, Kohli has been unable to win an ICC trophy as a skipper. Besides, he has also been unable to win a single trophy in Indian premier League (IPL) history.
Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has also revealed that Kohli still has a lot to achieve and reminded his performance as a skipper.
“You can keep scoring your own runs. There are people like Brian Lara who’s got so many runs. People like Jacques Kallis who have won nothing, Virat Kohli, at the moment, has won nothing to be honest, as a leader” he said.
“He has a lot to achieve. He can keep scoring his own runs. But for me, in a team sport, till the time you don’t win those big trophies, you will never be considered… probably you will never fulfill your entire career,” Gambhir further said.
Ghambir insisted that Kohli need to utilize his players accronding to their talent. Besides, he needs to find out the strobger zone for contribution in the team.
“He’s different from the rest. Probably a lot of other people might not have the same ability that Virat Kohli has. As a leader, the most important quality which he needs to have is start taking players as they are. Don’t compare them, or don’t compare their intensity to his intensity. Because every individual is different,” Gambhir said.
“Every individual has its pros and cons, his own strength and weaknesses. That is what makes a team sport really, really fascinating. You got to gel everyone together and try to bring the best out of everyone else.
“Mohammed Shami can never be Jasprit Bumrah. Or Ishant Sharma can never be Jasprit Bumrah. Or KL Rahul can never be Virat Kohli. For that matter, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, all these guys probably can never match to Virat Kohli’s intensity, and talent as well,” he added.
“But how to get the best out of them, and figuring out those situations will help him, and prepare him the best for the world titles, and that is only when they can actually win it,” the former India batsman further said.