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Twitter lashes out at Gautam Gambhir for calling Virat Kohli ‘lucky’ in terms of leading RCB

"He has been very lucky and should rather thank the franchise that they stuck to him," Gambhir had said.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway on March 23. The loyalties start getting divided among the fans during the T20 extravaganza and the season opener will only witness the blockbuster clash between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). While MS Dhoni‘s men will look to defend the title, the RCB will be hoping to put up a better show in quest of winning the trophy for the first time.

Despite having some of the superstars of the shortest format, the Virat Kohli-led franchise is yet to lay their hands on the silverware. Amidst all this, the RCB has stuck to Kohli as the leader of the team and even the Indian captain has been loyal to them. However, the former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir came up with a statement on Monday which hurt the sentiments of a lot of fans.

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He felt that Virat Kohli was lucky to be leading RCB over the years despite failing to win the trophy even once. “He has been part of RCB and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years and he has been very lucky and should rather thank the franchise that they stuck to him because not many captains have got such a long run where they haven’t won a tournament,” he had said while speaking on the show.

Kohli not a tactful captain

Gautam Gambhir also went on to say that Kohli doesn’t make a great captain while also pointing out that he hasn’t won a trophy while at the helm so far. Gambhir himself won the elusive trophy twice in 2012 and 2014 while he was with the Kolkata Knight Riders and felt that the captaincy records only speak for the leader of the side.

“I don’t see him (Kohli) as a shoot captain or a tactful captain. And he hasn’t won the IPL. So ultimately a captain is only as good as his record till the time you don’t win the IPL,” he had further added.

In the process, Gambhir has disappointed the Indian and especially RCB fans. They have criticised him severely on social media for his comments and lashed out at him over the same.

Here are some of the reactions:

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