After suffering a humiliating 1-4 series loss against England, the legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has reckoned that Virat Kohli still has a lot of learning to do in terms of captaincy.
As a batsman, Kohli may have covered himself in glory in England but the series loss has ensured that the spotlight has now shifted to Kohli the captain.
“He still has a lot to learn. Like we saw in South Africa earlier and now in England too, there were instances when right field placements or timely bowling changes made by him could have made a big difference. That was missing again. It has just been two years since he took over as a captain so at times the lack of experience shows,” Gavaskar said.
However, Gavaskar backed Kohli over his much-publicised reaction on whether the current team is the best traveling side in the last 15 years. He said that the question was justified, but the timing was quite inappropriate.
“That was the probably the wrong time to ask him that question. Virat must have been hurting from the defeat. Maybe the reporter was perfectly justified in asking that but I don’t think any captain would have responded with “you are right but we are wrong” statement,” he said.
Gavaskar also shared that no one should read too much into Virat’sreaction and also expressed that Shastri’s intention was not to insult the teams and players of yesteryear.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar