Calling Virat Kohli one of the greatest batsmen of this generation would not be something new as he has proved iy dozens of time. Up the latest, King Kohli got on to become the number one batsman at ICC ranking with dethroning Steve Smith. With achieving this feat, Kohli becomes the only second Indian batsman in the history after Sachin Tendulkar to get top on the ICC Test batsman rankings. His 149 runs in the 1st innings of Edgbaston Test was a testimony of his greatness as he went on making runs single-handedly along with the tail-enders.
But here is something really concerning for Virat Kohli fans as the batting hero is under the radar for his captaincy. Even though the 1st Test between England and India was a tight affair and that was all about Kohli’s dominance but still the veteran cricketers think captain Kohli need to lift up his captaincy along with taking some of the responsibility for the Edgbaston Loss.
The former English skipper came up with his take on Kohli and India ending up this Test match as a losing side. He was up all praising for what Kohli did with the bat but was also questioning the few bad calls as a captain. “Kohli was phenomenal in this game. He deserved to be on the winning side for the way he played with the tail. He single-handedly brought India back into the Test match. I do think he [Kohli] should take some of the responsibility for the loss, though.
“England were 87/7 with Curran and Adil Rashid at the crease and for some reason, Ravichandran Ashwin went out of the game for an hour. India lost control then – he needs to look back on his captaincy and say ‘when I’ve got a bloke who averages 19 against left-handers and a 20-year-old left-hander on strike, why did I take him off?” Hussain added.
On the other hand, former Indian Test cricketer Sourav Ganguly also had something to say about the shuffling of the top batting order again and again and letting them in the ground without the captain getting them in confidence in personal.