“Captaincy is not a birthright for anyone,” Gautam Gambhir says, adding that Virat Kohli should focus on scoring runs.
Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports that “captaincy is not a birthright for anyone.” And that Virat Kohli should now, “Try to score runs, which is more essential.”
With Virat Kohli stepping down as India’s Test captain, Gautam Gambhir, a former cricketer. Believes the 33-year-old should focus on scoring runs, which he believes is “more essential.”
“Captaincy is not a birthright for anyone.” Gambhir said, adding that even MS Dhoni relinquished his captaincy and played under Virat Kohli. The former India opener said on Star Sports‘ Game Plan broadcast. “What else would you like to see? I’m not sure. Captaincy, in my opinion, is not a birthright. MS Dhoni and others have passed the captaincy mantle to Virat Kohli. He has also played for Virat Kohli. He’s won three ICC titles and three or four IPL titles.”
“Captaincy is not a birthright for anyone,” Gautam Gambhir says.
In addition, After India’s 1-2 loss to South Africa in the three-match Test series, Kohli stepped down as captain. After the T20 World Cup, he stepped down as T20I captain and was quickly removed as ODI captain. In December of last year, the BCCI named Rohit Sharma as India’s full-time white-ball captain.
Gambhir went on to say of Kohli’s job with the national team: “I also believe Virat Kohli should focus on scoring runs, which is more essential. You don’t think of becoming captain when you dream of playing for India; you dream of winning games for India, and nothing changes.”
“Except you don’t toss the ball and establish the field positions yourself. However, you should maintain the same level of energy and focus since it is an honor to represent your country “, he went on to say.
From January 19, India will play South Africa in a three-match One-Day International series. Moreover, Kohli will play under the supervision of KL Rahul, who is the stand-in captain due to Rohit Sharma’s unavailability.