Former Indian opener and member of Lok Sabha Gautam Gambhir has clarified his remarks over his doubts regarding Virat Kohli’s leadership skills ahead of India versus England Test series.
The veteran cricketer has said that he has never doubted Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the red-ball cricket and 50-over format. However, he does stand firm on his stance that Kohli has yet to improve his captaincy in the T20I format.
He accepted that he criticized Kohli’s T20I captaincy, but also admitted that the team has done well under his leadership in the other two formats of the game.
“I have always had question marks over his T20 captaincy but I never had question marks on his 50-over or Test match captaincy. India has done very well under his leadership especially in red-ball cricket and I am sure India will continue to grow further under his leadership,” Gautam Gambhir was quoted as saying.
“India was never dependent on one or two people and Virat Kohli has said that time and time again. Yes, Virat Kohli is the leader and I am sure he is going to be as happy as the rest of the squad as well. He has done really well in Test cricket,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team is gearing up to face the England cricket team in their upcoming four-match Test series starting February 5 in Ahmedabad.