Gambhir Lashes Out at Kohli’s ‘Poor Captaincy’


Gambhir has scrutinized Virat Kohli’s poor captaincy after India endured a second back to back defeat against Australia in the three-match ODI series on Sunday.

Indian bowlers rebuffed again at the Sydney Cricket Ground as Australia posted a mammoth 389/4. Steven Smith played with the Indian bowlers and the field as he pummeled a second century. David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, and captain Aaron Finch all struck half-hundreds of years.

Gambhir is especially incredulous of the methodology utilized by Kohli to keep Jasprit Bumrah to only two overs. Bumrah bowled the second and the fourth over of Australia innings.

Poor Captaincy Gambhir told ESPNCricinfo

I can’t comprehend the captaincy to be completely forthright,” Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo. “We continued discussing how significant is to take wickets forthright on the off chance that we need to plug this sort of batting line-up and, at that point, you make your head bowler bowl two overs. Typically, in a One Day game presumably, there are three spells of 4-3-3 overs. Or on the other hand likely the most extreme is four overs.”

“Yet, by chance that you stop you head quick bowler just by bowling two overs forthright with the new ball. I can’t comprehend that sort of captaincy. I presumably can’t clarify that captaincy. It isn’t T20 cricket. I likely can’t comprehend the motivation to be straightforward on the grounds that that was poor captaincy,” he added.

Gambhir feels that India made a determination mistake in excluding a possibility for an additional bowler. Hardik Pandya is yet to bowl at max speed considering his physical issue.

“They might have given somebody like Washington Sundar or Shivam Dube or whoever was there in the crew to play the following game and perceive how they go into the one-day squad. Yet, in the event that you don’t have anybody in Australia, at that point it is a choice blunder too,” Gambhir said

He figures this is something that may wind up harming India.

“Except if and until you don’t pass judgment on somebody you will always be unable to discover how great he is at the global level. India has not taken those choices to Australia and those might return to hurt them no doubt,” he said.

Australia have already taken a 2-0 lead in the three-match series with he final ODI to be played at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.