Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli: ‘Captain is defined by World Cups that he wins’

First Published 23, Aug 2020, 12:31 PM

Bengaluru: The Virat Kohli-led Indian team exited from the semi-final stage of the ICC World Cup 2019 last year. And, Kohli the captain is yet to win an ICC trophy. This is a big gap in Kohli’s illustrious CV. Now, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has spoken about the importance of captains winning World Cups.

<p>In order to leave a legacy as a skipper, Kohli needs to win that elusive World Cup, according to Gavaskar.</p>

In order to leave a legacy as a skipper, Kohli needs to win that elusive World Cup, according to Gavaskar.

<p>“A captain is defined by the world championships/world cups that he wins. You can win the Asia Cup which is fantastic, but you also want to win World Cups because that is where you're standing as a captain is going to be enhanced,” Gavaskar said on <em>India Today</em> E-Inspiration.</p>

“A captain is defined by the world championships/world cups that he wins. You can win the Asia Cup which is fantastic, but you also want to win World Cups because that is where you're standing as a captain is going to be enhanced,” Gavaskar said on India Today E-Inspiration.

<p>MS Dhoni is the only captain in history to have won all three ICC trophies (World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy).</p>

MS Dhoni is the only captain in history to have won all three ICC trophies (World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy).

<p>Kohli is already a World Cup winner, under Dhoni’s leadership, in 2011. Also he was part of the 2013 Champions Trophy team.</p>

Kohli is already a World Cup winner, under Dhoni’s leadership, in 2011. Also he was part of the 2013 Champions Trophy team.

<p>In 2018, Kohli took India to the final of the Champions Trophy but were beaten by Pakistan in England.</p>

In 2018, Kohli took India to the final of the Champions Trophy but were beaten by Pakistan in England.

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