Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has a lot of applause for Indian skipper Virat Kohli after the series win against the Proteas. The Indian side clinched the series 2-0 with a match still to go. A complete team effort put the sid on the top of the ICC World Test Championship Table with 200 points.
Speaking on Kohli, Gambhir said that his fearless approach has been one of the reasons behind the success of being a captain. He said, “If you are scared of losing, you will never win and probably that’s the biggest plus he has, he isn’t scared of losing.”
“We talk about Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni, but what Virat has created, India has started winning overseas as well,” said Gambhir in a show of the official broadcaster.
Virat has now captained 50 Tests in his career and won 30 of them. India has also won several overseas Tests in the process. This series win against Proteas is also India’s 11th consecutive victory at home. With a couple of Tests about to be played against Bangladesh, India will be looking to continue its golden run.
Kohli loves taking risk-Gambhir
Likewise, Gambhir also lauded Kohli for his risk-taking abilities during the game. He said “He’s taken that risk, which a lot of other captains have not been able to take. The others always wanted an extra batsman so that they don’t lose the test match. Whereas, Virat is the only captain who has gone abroad and played with five bowlers, with Hardik being an all-rounder.”
The final game will be played at Ranchi on the 17th of this month. It will be interesting to see if India will opt for some changes for the game.