Virat Kohli’s Captaincy: Virender Sehwag Big Statement. While lauding Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy, Virender Sehwag expressed doubt that Virat Kohli would support his players as much as the former.
Virat Kohli’s captaincy will go down in Indian cricket history. As one of the most successful in terms of number of matches won and win percentage across all formats. Kohli may not have won any major ICC tournaments. He instilled a ‘win at any cost’ mentality in his team, which was reflected in the results that his team achieved in bilateral cricket.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag, on the other hand, believes that the best captain is the one who builds a new team, and he rates former India captain and current BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly higher than others, including Kohli, in this regard.
Virender Sehwag: The best captain is the one who builds a new team
“Sourav Ganguly built a new team, brought in new players, and supported them through highs and lows,” Sehwag recalled. “I doubt Kohli did that during his tenure,” he added during an exclusive interview on Sports18’s Home of Heroes.
Around the turn of the century, Ganguly took over as India’s captain and instilled a fighting spirit in the team, resulting in great results both at home and away. He also supported future stars like Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Harbhajan Singh in good and bad form, something he believes Kohli did not do with some players.
“The No. 1 captain, in my opinion, is the one who builds a team and instills confidence in his players. He (Kohli) supported some players and did not support others “Sehwag stated.
Kohli will step down as India’s T20I captain after the ICC T20 World Cup in 2021. He was replaced as ODI captain by Rohit Sharma near the end of last year, and he stepped down as Test captain after India’s loss to South Africa earlier this year.
Rohit Sharma has taken over as India’s captain in all formats.