Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan has said that Virat Kohli is far from being the captain in white-ball cricket and that he would consider his nine-year captaincy at Royal Challengers Bangalore as a “failure”. ”.
The 32-year-old announced his departure as India T20 captain after the World Cup last month and said he would also step down from leadership responsibilities at the RCB two days later following the ongoing season.
“You have to honestly say that one day in cricket and T20 he fell a long way for the national team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore,” Vaughan told Cricketbuzz.
“The talent and teams he has to work with are outstanding. Over the years the RCB team has been on a massive scale with batting.
“This year, with the quality of (Glenn) Maxwell and Herschelle Patel and Chahal, they bowled well enough to bat, yet they fell short,” he said.
Kohli ended his duties as RCB captain by four wickets against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator on Monday.
“His legacy as a captain in IPL cricket has not been won.”
“It simply came to our notice then. The highest level sport is overcoming the line, winning trophies, especially when you reach the level where Virat Kohli is.
“I’m not saying he’s sure, but he sees himself as a failure in the IPL captaincy because he’s such a walking player and man because he did not take that trophy into his own hands,” Vaughan added.
The former England captain said that Kohli was doing an excellent job in the Indian Test team.
“What Virat is doing with the Test team and Test match cricket is developing the Indian team. He is amazing.”