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Gautam Gambhir gets slammed on Twitter for taking a toll on Virat Kohli

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 July 2019, 15:48 IST

The bitter relationship between Indian captain Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir has once again become the focus of attention. Gautam Gambhir, at a panal discussion, said that Virat Kohli is a good captain for India only because MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are beside him.

"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 eight years back. Most of the times his team RCB has finished on number 8,” Gambhir said.

The Twitterati did not take the statement well and slammed him for his remark. Here are some reactions.

 

Earlier, before the IPL season began, Gautam Gambhir had stated that Virat Kohli is not a “shrewd captain” and cannot be compared to Rohit Sharma or former captain MS Dhoni, who have won three IPL titles each. So this is not the first time that Gautam Gambhir has taken a toll on Virat Kohli.

"I don't see him as a shrewd captain. I don't see him as a tactful captain (tactician). And he hasn't won the IPL. So ultimately, a captain is only as good as his record," Gambhir told on host broadcasters' 'Star Sports' show 'GamePlan'.

"He has been a part of RCB, and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years, and he has been very lucky and should be thanking the franchise that they stuck with him. Because not many captains have got such a long rope where they haven't won a tournament," said Gambhir.

RCB continued to struggle in the IPL as they ended up at the bottom of the points table this season. It will be interesting to see if Virat Kohli will contradict Gambhir’s claims.

Meantime, The World Cup semi final between New Zealand and India will be played over two days as it was cut short due to rain on the scheduled day on Tuesday.

New Zealand had scored 211/5 in 46.1 overs.

First published: 10 July 2019, 15:26 IST
 
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