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Virat Kohli is a great batsman but 'has won nothing as a leader,' says ex-India cricketer Gautam Gambhir

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  • June 16th, 2020
  • 1:05:08 IST

In a recent appearance as a pundit on television, former India batsman Gautam Gambhir stated that Indian batsman Virat Kohli has struggled to achieve success as a captain, citing India's disappointing performances in major trophies under his leadership.

File image of Virat Kohli shining the ball. AP

File image of Virat Kohli shining the ball. AP

Speaking during the latest episode of Star Sports' Cricket Connected, Gambhir said, "You can keep scoring your own runs. There are people like Brian Lara who have got so many runs. People like Jacques Kallis who have won nothing, Virat Kohli, at the moment, has won nothing to be honest, as a leader.”

Gambhir went on to add that Kohli has a lot to achieve, "he can keep scoring his own runs. But for me, in a team sport, till the time you don’t win those big trophies, you will never be considered... probably you will never fulfil your entire career."

Gambhir opined that Kohli needs to understand that all his players are different individuals and needs to figure out what best use he could make of them.

Kohli has registered 27 Test hundreds, and 43 ODI hundreds. He has also scored over 11,000 runs in the ODIs. Kohli has led India to two World Cup semi-finals, but has not managed to win any of them.

In a recent video shared on Hogg's official Youtube page, Former Australia cricketer Brad Hogg named a list of players whom he thought would form an “entertaining” ODI team.

From India, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal found a place in the team. Introducing the India skipper, Hogg said, "This guy has had the most catches among any player in ODIs over the year. He’s also had the most runs. He is the captain Virat Kohli."

Updated Date: June 16, 2020 01:05:08 IST

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