Darren Sammy Takes A Dig At Virat Kohli For His Captaincy In The IPL

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been achieving milestones as the skipper for the Indian cricket team, however, he has been very unlucky as the skipper for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Twelve seasons have passed since the inception of the league, however, the Virat Kohli led side has not been able to win the title. Though he is the highest run-getter in the Indian Premier League, he is yet to lead his team to victory.
Talking about the other teams, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are two of the most successful teams in the IPL history. While Mumbai Indians have won the tournament 4 times, on the other hand, CSK has won the title three times.

As the cricket world is gearing up for the biggest T20 league in the world — IPL, Daren Sammy explained what makes Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians so successful. Recently, in an interview, Daren Sammy took a dig at Virat Kohli while crediting MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma for the success of their teams. He said:
“Well, you’re talking about probably one of the greatest captains, if not the greatest captain India have had in MS Dhoni. And if you look at Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians and what they have been able to do compared to RCB who are always full of superstars, one thing is common is the ability to lead men and put a team of players together to fight not just for personal accolades but team success becomes more important,”

In order to explain the reason behind the success of CSK and MI, Daren gave the example of Virat Kohli led RCB. He also made a cheeky remark that both Dhoni and Rohit have the ability to form a team to fight for the team’s cause and not for their personal records. He said:
“If you look at how Dhoni motivates his players, how he puts them in situations that he knows they can handle, and Rohit is the same. But also, you need the personnel to back you and believe in the method to success and you also need the skills,”
“These two teams have had those guys and they have had the core, with Dhoni and Suresh Raina, from the first IPL they have been there together and it’s a core unit which the built and new guys coming into a culture that is successful, it’s easier to adapt to that. And over the years, by them playing together, they gather experience. ‘
He added:
“Last year, Mumbai won the league because of their experience with Lasith Malinga and Pollard and all these guys in the dressing room,” 

Unnati Madan

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