Gautam Gambhir Names One Player Who Is The Key To India’s World Cup Chances In England

Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, who recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, has praised Virat Kohli, the current Indian skipper. According to him, Virat is the key to India's chances in the ICC World Cup in 2019.

“I admire his batting, the way he is scoring runs. He is the key to India’s chances in the World Cup. He is a fantastic batsman,” Gambhir was quoted as saying in an interview with Hindustan Times.

On being asked if he would like to say something to Virat Kohli, Gambhir said, “I don’t want to advise anybody but leadership is different from captaincy. Aggression suits him, let him do that within rules. If it doesn’t suit Rahane or Rohit, let them be the way they are."

“Leadership is not about making people the way you are but finding out how the other 14 want to play and carry them along as well. There are different ways of being aggressive; people who show emotions, people who don’t.

“You don’t expect Pujara to be as expressive but he won’t be less aggressive. He’ll be fighting till the last drop of blood. Those guys are important, who don’t show emotions and are willing to fight,” he added.


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