Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Gautam Gambhir, who retired from competitive cricket in 2018, has questioned Virat Kohli's captaincy for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He feels now is the time for him to step down and hand over the role to someone else.
RCB got knocked out of the tournament after losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2020 Eliminator match. After failing to qualify for the playoffs in the last three seasons, Bangalore managed to reach the top four this year because of a better Net Run-Rate than KKR.
Speaking on ESPN Cricinfo, Gambhir criticized Kohli and told him to make way for someone else for the captaincy role. “100%, because the problem is about accountability. Eight years into the tournament [without a trophy], eight years is a long time.
"Tell me any other captain…forget about the captain, tell me any other player who would have got eight years and wouldn’t have won the title and would have still continued with it. So it has to be accountability. A captain needs to take accountability,” he said.
Gambhir's comments received a mixed reaction from the Twitterati. While some Twitter users felt he shouldn't go hard on Kohli, many believed the ex-India cricketer is right.
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