Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has stated that Virat Kohli deserves to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore despite not winning the IPL once. He praised captain Kohli, stating he will turn it around for his franchise. Having started leading the side in 2013, Virat has failed to lead the troops to glory.
“If you talk about Virat Kohli and keeping him as a captain, just look at what he has done. What he has done with the bat in every format of the game. Absolute champion. And he deserves to be captain of RCB for whatever period of time. I am sure he will turn it around,” Ganguly opined.
Earlier, Gautam Gambhir had stated that Virat Kohli should consider himself lucking having led RCB for so long despite not winning the Indian Premier League.
Gambhir further added that Virat shouldn’t be compared to Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni, who have won the league title thrice as skippers of their respective franchises.
“There are people who have won the trophy three times. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. So I think he has a long way to go. You cannot compare him to someone like Rohit or Dhoni at this stage,” Gambhir said. “He has been a part of RCB, and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years, and he has been very lucky and should be thanking the franchise that they stuck with him. Because not many captains have got such a long rope where they haven’t won a tournament,” said Gambhir.