Virat Kohli is not a tactful Captain: Gautam Gambhir!
Former Indian cricketer and two-time IPL winning captain, Gautam Gambhir blasted RCB skipper Virat Kohl's captaincy in the Indian Premier League. Gambhir believes that Virat Kohli should be grateful that Royal Challengers Bangalore have decided to stick with him in spite of their disappointing results.
“Still a long way to go. I don’t see him (Kohli) as a shoot captain or a tactful captain. And he hasn’t won the IPL. So ultimately a captain is only as good as his record till the time you don’t win the IPL. There are people who have won the trophy three times - MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. So, I think he has a long way to go. You cannot compare him to someone like Rohit or Dhoni at this stage because he has been part of RCB and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years and he has been very lucky and should rather thank the franchise that they stuck to him because not many captains have got such a long run where they haven’t won a tournament,” Gambhir said on Star Sports’ analysis show ahead of IPL 2019.
Notably, RCB has failed to lay hands on the glittering IPL trophy having finished as the runners-up, thrice. Under Kohli Captaincy, RCB entered the playoffs twice (2015 and 2016) but couldn't go all the way. Now, this year RCB will begin their 2019 IPL against CSK in the season opener on March 23rd. Can Kohli finally have an IPL title to his name this year?