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Gambhir said that RCB did not win the trophy this season. – File photo
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has said that Royal Challengers Bangalore need a new captain. He told ESPN Cricinfo after Bengaluru’s IPL exit on Friday, “8 years is a long time without a trophy. The captain must be accountable to his team. I think Kohli should take responsibility for the defeat. Also, RCB should also look for Kohli’s option.
Kohli should talk to team management
Gambhir said that there is no captain who has played for so long but has not won the trophy. At the same time, the team has also given him repeated opportunities. He said, ‘Taking responsibility is the biggest thing. I have no enmity with Kohli, but he should talk to the team management now.
Dhoni-Rohit win their respective teams
Gambhir said, ‘Ravichandran Ashwin captained Kings XI Punjab for 2 years. But he could not deliver for the team and was dropped by the team. We talk about Dhoni, we talk about Rohit. Both of them have won IPL titles to their teams many times, only then they were captain of their teams for so long. If he had not delivered for his team, he would not have been given such a huge responsibility.
Captain should be criticized
Gambhir said, “If the captain is given credit for the team’s win, then the criticism should also be yours. I don’t think RCB would have won the trophy this season. The team performed extremely poorly in the last 5 matches. Navdeep also won in the Super Over against Mumbai Indians because of Saini’s excellent bowling. At the same time, because of AB de Villiers, they won 2 to 3 matches.
Franchise owners should also consider
Gambhir also criticized Kohli for being sent for the opening. He said, ‘If Kohli had to open, he should have done this from the beginning of the tournament. Based on this, he would form teams and choose middle order batsmen. Franchise owners should have some responsibility. I don’t think Kohli will take responsibility and say that he has to relinquish the captaincy. I think franchise owners should think about it. ‘
Hyderabad beat Bengaluru by 6 wickets
Let us know that the journey of Bengaluru in the season ended on Friday. He was defeated by Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the eliminator. Bengaluru’s team has never won an IPL trophy. The team played the final under the captaincy of Anil Kumble in 2009 and Daniel Vettori in 2011. The team also reached the final under Virat’s captaincy in 2016. Every time Bengaluru faced defeat. In 2016, Hyderabad was defeated by Bengaluru in the final.