Indian Premier League (IPL) is just three days away and we are excited beyond our expectations. Indian Premier League is loved by the whole nation. It is not less than a festival in this country. The crowd enjoys wholeheartedly, there is no age group that doesn’t look forward to this time of the year. Before the season starts, there is however some tension that is flowing in the Twitter air.
Gautam Gambhir believes that Virat Kohli should thank Royal Challengers Bangalore for sticking with him despite the poor results the franchise has shown in the star-studded tournament. Gambhir, who recently appeared on Star Sports’ analysis show Game Plan said that one shouldn’t compare Kohli’s captaincy to Rohit Sharma’s (Mumbai Indians) or Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s (Chennai Super Kings) as they have won three titles each so far, while RCB hasn’t won a single tournament under Kohli’s leadership since 2011. He said on the show:
“I don’t see him (Kohli) as a shrewd captain or a tactful captain. And he hasn’t won the IPL. So ultimately a captain is only as good as his record till the time you don’t win the IPL,”
He explained what he said by saying, “He has been part of RCB and captaining RCB for the last seven to eight years and he has been very lucky and should rather thank the franchise that they stuck to him because not many captains have got such a long run where they haven’t won a tournament.”. Gautam Gambhir even though said the truth, the twitter doesn’t seem to agree with the way he said it and there are people who completely disagree.
Yeah of course you can't compare the KING 👑 with Rohit or Dhoni or Gambhir.
Virat has won an overseas test series in Aus and also the ICC test championship mace 3 years in a row which the other guys can't even dream about 😎#KingKohli 👑
— Krishna (@krisbangalore95) March 18, 2019
VK probably has the best captaincy win loss record in each format but he is being judged for not able to win IPL..! 😂
— Indianism (@Indianism08) March 18, 2019
I respect u @GautamGambhir sir n we know d relationship between u n our champ..Bt tay doesn't mean compare his ability of captaincy on d basis of ipl…N even u r well aware of the new records he has build up for d Indian team as a captain to boost on
— चौकीदार Pratibha#VIRATIAN till infinity❤Namobhakt (@PRaaj2000) March 18, 2019
And many more tweets are there all over the Twitter which proves that Gautam Gambhir has touched the veins with his statements on the show. Though he only said what he thinks the way he said it could have been better. Of course, no trophy can ever determine what a player is capable of. And even though RCB hasn’t won any trophies, it has one of the best crowds and some really well-known player on its side.
12th season starts from 23rd of March and we hope this time RCB shows its magic till the end of the event, by winning this season.