Kohli led RCB knocked out from the IPL 2020 after a massive six wickets loss to SRH in yesterday’s Eliminator match. After RCB’s defeat, former Indian Opener Batsman Gautam Gambhir said that Kohli as a Captain of RCB should take the responsibility of the team’s continuous failure to lift the most desired IPL trophy.
Gambhir said that there is no other franchise which have stayed persisted with the same captain who has failed to win even a single IPL title in eight long years. Speaking at ESPN’s show after RCB’s disappointing loss in the Eliminator match Gambhir said that Kohli as a leader should take the responsibility of team’s continuous failure.
“100%, because the problem is about accountability. Eight years into the tournament (without a trophy), eight years is a long time. Tell me any other captain…forget about captain, tell me any other player who would have got eight years and wouldn’t have won the title and would have still continued with it. So, it has to be accountability. A captain needs to take accountability,” said Gambhir, when asked if he would change the captaincy if he was at the helm of RCB.
“It’s not only about one year, it’s not only about this. I have nothing against Virat Kohli but somewhere down the line, he needs to put his hand up and say, ‘yes, I am responsible. I am accountable”, he added.
RCB’s batting order collapsed very badly in the Eliminator match held on Friday against SRH as RCB could manage to score just 131/7 in 20 overs in the first innings. Apart from AB De Villiers who scored a half century & Aaron Finch no other RCB batsmen could score good which can make an impact in their below the average target.
Riding on back of Williamson’s half-century, SRH could chase down the total in the final overs & RCB’s dream of winning their maiden IPL trophy remained just a dream as they exited the tournament with five consecutive losses.