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Gautam Gambhir backs the Indian skipper

Gambhir says, After all, he is a human being. They are bound to make mistakes.

By Nilabh Aole -

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir feels that India’s skipper Virat’s Kohli’s recent failures in teh Border-Gavaskar trophy are completely fine. Kohli didn’t make any useful contributions with the bat in the three tests that he played.

Talking about Kohli’s poor run, Gambhir said, “Being a young captain and performing so well, that too in his first season, speaks a lot about Virat’s captaincy. After you have had such a consistent run, it is fine to fail in a one or two matches. After all, he is a human being. They are bound to make mistakes. People can’t be unreasonable with their expectations. A batsman can’t go out and score hundreds and double hundreds in every match.”

He further elaborated, “That is not a fair demand especially when that player is playing all the three formats. The more you play, the more you score but the more you fail as well. The kind of success he has had as a player and skipper this season, we should enjoy that rather than thinking that he has been very cold in this series. It is absolutely fine to fail in two or three matches.”

Unfortunately, Kohli missed out on the fourth and final Test against Australia in Dharamsala due to his shoulder injury and his absence Ajinkya Rahane took teh responsibility to lead the side. The hosts completely outplayed teh Aussies in teh match as they defeated teh visitors by 8 wickets, and thus regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 series victory.



Nilabh Aole

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