Called failed captain: Virat Kohli opened up on criticism over his Test captaincy

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has opened up on criticism over his captaincy in Test format, how he dealt with hard times and his selection in the team that won the ODI World Cup 2011. 

“Look, you play to win tournaments. I captain in Champions Trophy in 2017 (reached the final), the 2019 World Cup (reached semifinal), I captained in World Test Championship (reached the final), and T20 World Cup in 2021 (failed to qualify for the knockouts). After three four ICC tournaments, I considered as a failed captain,” Virya Kohli said on RCB podcast. 

The legendary captain further claimed that he never focus on such criticism, instead he is proud to build a culture in the team. 

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

Recalling his selection in ODI World Cup 2011, Virat said that he had a great run of scores which helped him to earn selection in the historic team. 

“To be honest, I was lucky enough to be part of that 2011 team. And what led to my selection was also amazing because I had great run of great scores, and I ended up being the team,” Virat added. 

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