Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Indian team, is once again in the limelight. In the RCB Podcast Season 2, he made many revelations which have shaken the fans and Virat Kohli made one of those revelations saying that under his captaincy the Indian team played two finals but even after that people consider him as a failed captain.
Virat Kohli on why he was considered as a failed captain
Kohli had relinquished the captaincy across all formats last year and was succeeded by Rohit Sharma. Kohli said, “Look, we play to win tournaments. I captained in Champions Trophy 2017 (reached final), 2019 World Cup (reached semi-final), I captained in World Test Championship (reached final) and T20 World Cup in 2021 (failed to qualify for knockout). After three-four ICC tournaments, I was considered a failed captain.”
Speaking further, Virat said, “I never judge myself from that point of view; We achieved a lot as a team which will always be a matter of pride for me. A tournament is for a certain amount of time, but a culture lasts a long time and you need continuity, you need more characters than just winning a tournament. I have won the World Cup as a player. I won the Champions Trophy as a player. I have been part of the team that has won five Test maces. If you look at it from that point of view, there have been people who have never won the World Cup.”
During this, Kohli also told how lucky he was to be a part of the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team. Well now Virat is not the captain of the Indian team but he is definitely an important player. In such a situation, his role in the ODI World Cup to be held this year is going to be very important.