Current India skipper Kohli, utterly took over the reigns of the Indian workforce from Dhoni, in 2017. And now, Gambhir has alleged that the workforce handed right down to the flamboyant batsman lacked high quality.
The former India opener went on to check the workforce that Dhoni handed over to Kohli to the one Sourav Ganguly handed over to Dhoni. Gambhir was of the opinion that Kohli and Rohit Sharma had been the one two high quality gamers from the workforce that Dhoni handed over.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Gambhir mentioned, “When MS Dhoni finished (his captaincy stint), he hasn’t given enough quality players to Virat Kohli, apart from Virat Kohli himself and Rohit Sharma, or Jasprit Bumrah now. There are not too many world-beaters, or probably people who win you tournaments.”
“But look at what Sourav Ganguly gave to Indian cricket: Yuvraj Singh, Man of the Series in two World Cups, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag – these kind of world beaters,” he added.
Gambhir drew comparability between two of India’s biggest captains. Current BCCI president, Ganguly, captained the Men in Blue to 21 wins in 49 Tests, after taking on the job in 1999. Under his captaincy the Indian facet made it to the ultimate of the 2003 World Cup, however misplaced to Australia within the closing conflict.
Meanwhile, his successor, Dhoni, guided India to victory within the maiden T20 World Cup. Four years later, the Indian facet picked up the 2011 ODI World Cup and likewise guided India to the Champions Trophy.
The wicket-keeper captain, whose future now hangs within the steadiness, grew to become India’s first-ever captain to guide the Indian workforce to all three ICC Trophies.
Following these two profitable skippers, Kohli took over the Test captaincy in 2014, earlier than taking on full management in 2017. But sensible a participant as Kohli is likely to be, his captaincy has come beneath radar a number of instances.
The lack of silverware from any main match provides strain on the present India captain. Kohli has made his mark as probably the most profitable India Test captain, profitable 33 out of 55 matches, however the elusive trophy from a significant occasion has put his captaincy in query. And to additional thicken the plot, Gambhir identified the workforce dynamics, stating that Kohli was given a workforce which lacked match-winners.
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