We might talk about India skipper Virat Kohli’s success with the bat but former opener Gautam Gambhir suggests that the right-handed cricketer ‘hasn’t really achieved anything as a leader’.
“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’, said Gambhir Stars Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
Kohli is considered to be a master when it boils down to chasing a certain target but on the other side he hasn’ really won any ICC event as the skipper. India though played the final fo the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 under him but lost to arch-rivals Pakistan while bowed out of the World Cup 2019 after losing to New Zealand in the semis.
Kohli and Gambhir have been a part of the Indian setup together and have also represented Delhi at the state level. In fact the left-right duo helped India steady the ship during the 2011 World Cup final in Mumbai after the hosts lost early wickets in the summit clash.
Kohli scored some 35 odd runs while Gambhir notched 97 before getting out. India eventually lifted the trophy after 8 years.
Kohli began to lead India in Test cricket after MS Dhoni announced his retirement from the longer format in 2014 while the wicket-keeper batsman passed on the baton to him in 2017 for the limited-overs cricket too.