Team India has failed to win an ICC tournament under Virat Kohli. The Men in Blue were undone in the finale of the Champions Trophy and the semi-final of the World Cup in 2019. The team led by Virat Kohli also failed in the final of the World Test Championship in England.
India’s last win in the ICC tournament came in 2013 when they won the ICC Champions Trophy. While the fans have started to dub India as the ‘new chokers’, former Pakistan skipper has defended the arch-rivals.
According to him, India cannot be termed as chokers since they won three ICC titles under MS Dhoni.
“India doesn’t have a long history of not winning an ICC event. Under previous captain MS Dhoni, India won the Champions Trophy (2013), the World T20 (2007), and the 50-over World Cup (2011). Recently, India played the World Test Championship (WTC) final and the 2019 World Cup semi-final. They have been almost there among the world’s Top 2 teams. So, the frequency of India’s losses is not that much to term them as chokers,” Salman Butt said in his YouTube video.
“Look at the number of semi-finals New Zealand have played in the World Cup. They have played two finals as well (2015 and 2019). Nobody called them chokers. South Africa were termed chokers because they frequently lost big matches. They went down in a lot of finals and crunch games. That isn’t the case with India as yet,” he added.