Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli: ‘Captain is defined by World Cups that he wins’
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.
In order to leave a legacy as a skipper, Kohli needs to win that elusive World Cup, according to Gavaskar.
“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.
MS Dhoni is the only captain in history to have won all three ICC trophies (World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy).
Kohli is already a World Cup winner, under Dhoni’s leadership, in 2011. Also he was part of the 2013 Champions Trophy team.
In 2018, Kohli took India to the final of the Champions Trophy but were beaten by Pakistan in England.