The Indian cricket team has produced many brilliant skippers including the likes of Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, and many more, who took the Indian cricket team to new heights. Team India under the current skipper Virat Kohli is certainly one of the best teams in this generation.
Virat Kohli has been making the best use of all the talented players in his disposal and has constructed a fearless team. However, team India under his captaincy is yet to win an ICC Trophy win.
After the debacle of team India against New Zealand in the semi-finale of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019, the debate about Virat Kohli’s captaincy increased to an extent. Though the team performed exceptionally well throughout the tournament but only to suffer a crushing defeat in the semi-final.
Recently, during an interaction, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir talked about the ‘captain’ Virat Kohli. As per him, Gambhir feels Virat Kohli has a long way to go in terms of captaincy and still has a lot to achieve in his captaincy. He said:
“Lots! It is a team sport. You can keep scoring your own runs. There are people like Brian Lara who have scored so many runs. There are people like Jacques Kallis who have won nothing. Virat Kohli at the moment has won nothing, to be honest as a leader. He has a lot to achieve,”
According to Gambhir, winning trophies is bigger than scoring runs. He said:
“You can keep scoring those big runs but according to me, till you win those big trophies you will never be able to fulfil your entire career,”