Gambhir takes dig at Kohli ... Credits Team India success to Dhoni, Rohit
Ahmedabad, Sep 20: Former India star Gautam Gambhir has asserted that Virat Kohli owes his success as captain to the presence of Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the national squad.
“Still a long way to go for him. Kohli was very good in the last World Cup but he has a long way to go. He captains so well in international cricket because he has got Rohit Sharma, he had MS Dhoni for a long time. Captaincy credentials are noticed when you are leading a franchise, when you do not have other players supporting you,” Gambhir told the media here.
“I have been honest whenever I have spoken about this. See what Rohit Sharma has achieved for Mumbai Indians, see what Dhoni has achieved for Chennai Super Kings. If you compare that with RCB, the results are there for everyone to see,” he added.
The former Indian opener said Rohit Sharma deserves a long stint as Test opener, adding that the batsman is too good a player to be sitting on the bench.
“I think KL Rahul has been given a longer run. It is time for Rohit Sharma to open the batting in Test cricket. If you pick him in the squad, he has to be a part of the playing XI. If he does not fit your playing XI, no point in picking him in the squad of 15 or 16. He is too good a player to be sitting on the bench,” Gambhir said.
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