Kohli remained one of India’s most successful captains in every format, but the stain of not winning any ICC tournament remained under his captaincy. In such a situation, a former cricketer has given a big statement about Kohli’s captaincy.
The Indian team has not won any World Cup since 2011. At the same time, the team has not won any ICC tournament since 2013. In 2013, India won the Champions Trophy. Team India’s performance in ICC tournaments has been poor since Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as captain in 2017 and Virat Kohli took over.
In the 2017 Champions Trophy, Team India lost to Pakistan in the final. At the same time, in the 2019 World Cup, India had to face defeat in the semi-finals. Team India was out of the Super-12 round in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli was then removed from the captaincy of the T20 and ODI teams. At the same time, in the same year, Kohli also left the captaincy of the Test team.
Although Kohli was one of the most successful captains of India in every format, the stain of not winning any ICC tournament remained under his captaincy. In such a situation, a former cricketer has given a big statement about Kohli’s captaincy. Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth has said in an interview with a cricket website that if he had played under Kohli’s captaincy, Team India would have won three World Cups.
Sreesanth said– If I was part of the Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the team would have won the 2015, 2019, and 2021 World Cups. However, while giving the statement, Sreesanth forgot that the 2015 ODI World Cup Team India did not play under the captaincy of Kohli, but under the captaincy of Dhoni. In 2015, Team India had to face defeat against Australia in the semi-finals.
India lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup. Apart from this, under the captaincy of Kohli, Team India lost to Pakistan in the 2021 T20 World Cup. It was the first time in any World Cup that India lost to Pakistan. Apart from this, the team also lost against New Zealand in the Super-12 stage itself.
At the same time, if we talk about Sreesanth, he retired from all forms of cricket this year. He played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 10 T20s for India. Sreesanth was also part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Sreesanth said that we won the 2011 World Cup for Sachin Tendulkar.