Twitterati slams Gautam Gambhir for questioning Virat Kohli’s captaincy abilities
Gambhir has been critical of Kohli's leadership skills for a quite some time now.
Updated - Mar 14, 2020 8:21 pm
Back in March, before the start of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, criticised Virat Kohli, who was the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The 37-year-old mentioned that Virat is neither tactful nor shrewd as a captain. Gambhir said that Kohli hasn’t won the IPL and a captain is only as good as his record.
Gambhir felt that Kohli was lucky to get a long run as the RCB skipper and he should thank the franchise for sticking to him for that long. Recently, the Delhi-born cricketer has again been a bit critical of Virat, this time during the ongoing 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Gambhir put forth the fact his IPL franchise has finished at the bottom of the table on most instances.
Gambhir questions Kohli’s credentials as skipper
Gambhir admitted that Virat is a good skipper for the national team, but that’s because MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are there alongside him. Both Rohit and Dhoni have done exceptionally as skipper, both in IPL and at the international level. Dhoni has all the ICC trophies under his belt along with three IPL titles. Rohit, on the other hand, has four IPL championships and also won a few series’ for India.
“Virat Kohli is a good captain for India only because he has MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma behind him. If you are talking about Kohli the captain, he would have won RCB an IPL title since he has taken over the captaincy there. Most of the times his team RCB has finished on number 8,” Gambhir, who played his last competitive game last year, was quoted as saying in an interview with TV9.
As far as numbers are concerned, Virat has done well in the World Cup. India finished on top of the points table after the league stage with 15 points from nine matches. Apart from the loss at the hands of England, the Men in Blue have done reasonably. In the meantime, the fans are unhappy with Gambhir and they lashed out at the retired batsman for his stern words about Kohli.
Here is how Twitter slammed Gambhir
Virat Kohli Is No.1 Batman
Virat Kohli Is No.1 Batman
But According To Chutia Gambhir Virat Is Virat Because His Has Dhobi & Lohit
I’m Not supporter Of Kohli Because His Has No Manner He Always Abuse~
I don’t Like Because his Has No Manner~
— Berozgar Yasir~ (@Yasir765189) July 9, 2019
What’s the need to post this during a semifinal game? Literally hate and ppl angry about him instead we shall support our team. Don’t give attention to attention seekers
— Sam???? (@samviratian18) July 9, 2019
He could not be good cricketer and now spoiling BJP image too
— Ganesh Iyer #VijayiBharat ???????? (@Jaz_baatein) July 9, 2019
Just get this foolish bitter man out of anything related to cricket..he is a politician.
— Umang kumar (@kumarumang2002) July 9, 2019
What about test captaincy then? There is no rohit and dhoni at all!
— Rahul Chatterjee???????? (@yourmanRahul) July 9, 2019
Seriously bro hating him more with each passing day…
— VJA (@vineethJA) July 9, 2019
Tis guy still crying because virat took his vice captaincy ,its been 7 yrs,still tis guy dint learn his lesson
— ????Yashasvi???? (@girlwithwingss) July 9, 2019
And I was never wrong about Gambhir! Today chanting MS just to degrade VK. The same guy felt terrible after not getting MOM award /credits in 2011 WC final and remain unsung hero,purely a frustrated jealous soul…always this arogant and now his MP power speaks Rubbish!
— SWARNALI MUKHERJEE ???? (@Itswarnali) July 9, 2019
This guy is pure jealous of @imVkohli .
— mike mehta (@mikemehta2) July 9, 2019
Unbelievable @GautamGambhir always respected you as a cricketer as a person. You call a spade a spade but what you just said on this interview is not well. Isn’t it true a captain is as good as his/her players. You lost a fan today.
— @Gita Sharma (@gitavsharma1) July 9, 2019
Gambhir is such a sadist.
— Banter FC (@ujjwalingolikar) July 9, 2019