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Former Indian opener, Gautam Gambhir has said that Indian skipper Virat Kohli has won nothing as a leader so far. Gambhir’s statements have added fuel to the fire of Virat Kohli’s incapability of not being able to lead the team in major tournaments and also the talks of split captaincy in team India.
Gambhir, himself, has been a multiple title winner with the Indian team. He won his first major ICC tournament in 2007 when team India lifted the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. He played a match-defining knock of 97 runs in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to help India grab the coveted title after 28 years.
Now, Gautam Gambhir has said that Virat Kohli has won nothing as a leader and sparked controversy in the Indian cricketing circuit.
Gautam Gambhir Opens Up On Virat Kohli’s Captaincy
“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,” Gambhir said during the latest episode of Star Sports show, Cricket Connected.
“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,” Gambhir added.
Virat Kohli Has Had An Impressive Run As The Skipper Of India
Virat Kohli has been an impressive skipper, especially in Test cricket for team India. Virat has led the Men in Blue in 55 Test matches out of which the team has won 33 games and lost 12 games. 10 games have ended in a draw, and he has a win percentage of 60 in the most extended format of the game.
Kohli has also led India in 89 ODIs so far out of which the team has gone on to win 62 matches and lost only 24 matches. One game has tied during Virat’s reign, and two ended in no result. Virat Kohli has a win percentage of 71.83 as India have emerged as one of the strongest ODI teams in world cricket.
In the T20Is, Kohli has led team India in 37 games so far wherein they have won 22 games and lost 11 matches. 2 games have ended in a tie, and two games have ended in No Result. Kohli has a win percentage of 65.71 in T20Is.