Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir said that current India captain Virat Kohli only does well in leading the national side due to the presence of the likes of Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. For Gautam, Kohli’s true captaincy merits were seen in the IPL, where the India captain has failed to deliver.
“Still a long way to go for him. Kohli was very good in the last World Cup but he has a long way to go. 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,” Gautam was quoted as having told the media by the Hindustan Times.
He drew comparison between Kohli’s RCB with that of Sharma and Dhoni’s Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings respectively.
“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, the results are there for everyone to see”, the former India opener added.