Sunil Gavaskar says “India has won more matches under Virat Kohli” in T20 World Cup 2021. Gavaskar mentioned Virat Kohli has not been successful in clinching an ICC trophy. While at the helm of the team. However, reacting to India’s group-stage exit from the competition. He did acknowledge the excellence of the Delhi batsman. Gavaskar has saluted the fact that India has thrived under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. When it comes to bilateral series. Also, he made these comments while speaking on Sports Today.
Besides, Gavaskar pointed out that the side has performed exceptionally well in the bilateral series. Moreover, the wins have come both at domestic in overseas conditions. Amid Kohli’s residency as captain. In any case, they have failed to imitate the same victory in multi-nation competitions.
“When you look at bilateral series, whether it’s at home or overseas, India have won most of them. But India hasn’t done that well in multi-country events. You’ve got to balance that out. India has won more matches under Virat Kohli than under any other captain that I can think of,” Sunil Gavaskar said.
Additionally, India is now officially out of the race for the semifinals. After New Zealand’s comfortable 8-wicket victory over Afghanistan. Kohli did not have an ideal start to their campaign in the competition. Their losses against Pakistan and New Zealand ultimately caused their elimination.
An ICC event’s weighable is discussed. Gavaskar remarked that winning a multi-national competition is always preferable. However, he acknowledged that a bilateral series victory would be preferable. When playing against top-tier opponents, like Australia, it’s comparable to winning the World Cup.
“Lastly, I would prefer an ICC trophy because a multi-country event championship is something that you would cherish. But it also depends on which bilateral series that you are talking about. If you win a bilateral series against Australia, then that’s also as big as maybe winning the World Cup. Similarly, you will also cherish a T20I series win over England and West Indies,” Gavaskar said.