Gambhir takes a dig at Kohli's captaincy: Details here
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has taken a dig at Virat Kohli's captaincy. The southpaw said Kohli does well internationally as Team India skipper because of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni's presence. He then added that a skipper is actually put to test when he leads a franchise in the Indian Premier League. Here are the details.
Still a long way to go for him, says Gambhir
"Still a long way to go for him. Kohli was very good in the last World Cup. He captains so well in international cricket because he has got Rohit Sharma, he had MS Dhoni for a long time. Captaincy credentials are noticed when you are leading a franchise, when you do not have other players supporting you," Gambhir said.
Kohli hasn't been effective as a skipper for RCB
Kohli hasn't quite lived up to expectations as a captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL. The side has been struggling for a while now and is mostly in the bottom-half of the table every season. This is despite RCB having some mega stars in the line-up. Gambhir highlighted the success of Dhoni and Rohit in IPL as captains.
Gambhir highlights Rohit and Dhoni's influence in IPL
"I have been honest whenever I have spoken about this. See what Rohit Sharma has achieved for Mumbai Indians, see what Dhoni has achieved for Chennai Super Kings. If you compare that with RCB," added Gambhir.
Dhoni has had a great influence on Kohli
Kohli has improved as a leader of Team India over the years and since 2018, the standards have been set high. One matures as time progresses and Kohli is learning the trades. However, Dhoni has had a great influence in limited-overs cricket and making crucial decisions. This has been highlighted by Kohli all the time and he always consults Dhoni on the field.
Kohli will be wanting to show his credentials for RCB
Kohli will be wanting to show his credentials as a leader in the IPL for RCB. This is something that will test him once again in IPL 13. One hopes to see the franchise do well under Kohli. On the international front, Kohli is sorted as of now. He has been leading from the front with consistent match-winning knocks for the side.