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Virat Kohli Comments On The Criticism Of Never Winning An ICC Trophy
By CricShots - Feb 25, 2023 4:14 pm
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Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has said that he was considered by a certain section of critics and fans as a failed captain for not winning an ICC tournament during his tenure. Kohli had led India to the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, the 2020 World Test Championship final, and also the semi-final of the 2019 ODI World Cup. However, the team ended up on the wrong side of the result each time.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli 

Speaking on the RCB Podcast, as quoted by NDTV, the star batter said that he was considered a failed captain. However, Kohli said that he never judged himself from that viewpoint and takes a lot of pride in bringing about a cultural change.

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During the recent RCB podcast, “Look, you play to win tournaments. I captained in Champions Trophy 2017, 2019 World Cup, I captained in World Test Championship and T20 World Cup in 2021. After three (four) ICC tournaments, I was considered a failed captain.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli practices hard in the nets

He further added, “I never judged myself from that point of view; what we ended up achieving as a team and as a cultural change that always going to be a matter of pride for me. A tournament happens for a certain period of time but a culture happens over a long period of time and for that you need consistency and for that you need more characters than just winning a tournament.”

Virat Kohli has won the World Cup and the Champions Trophy as a cricketer and said there have been many who have not won the World Cup.

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Talking about the same, Virat Kohli said, “I won a World Cup as a player. I won the Champions Trophy as a player. I have been part of the team that has won five Test maces. If you look at that point of view there have been people, who have never won a World Cup.”