Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan says Virat Kohli has “fallen a long way short” as captain in white-ball cricket and contemplating that he’s such a pushed participant he’ll himself assess his nine-year captaincy stint at Royal Challengers Bangalore as a “failure” .
The 32-year-old had final month introduced he would step down because the Indian T20 skipper after the World Cup and two days later he mentioned he may also be quitting the management function in RCB after the continuing season.
“You’d have to say and be honest, that in one-day cricket and T20 for the national side and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he has fallen a long way short,” Vaughan informed ‘Cricbuzz’.
“The expertise and the squads that he has to work with is true up there with the most effective. The RCB crew through the years may be very high heavy with the batting.
“This year, with the quality of (Glenn) Maxwell and Harshal Patel and Chahal, they had the bowling to match the batting, and yet they have fallen short,” he added.
Kohli’s stint as RCB skipper ended with a four-wicket loss to Kolkata Knight Riders within the Eliminator on Monday.
“His legacy as captain in IPL cricket would be one that didn’t win.”
“That’s what it’s about. High-level sport is about getting over the road, successful trophies, significantly whenever you’re at the usual of what Virat Kohli is at.
“I am certainly not saying that he is, but he will see himself as a failure in IPL captaincy because he is such a driven player and person since he’s not got that trophy in his hands,” Vaughan added.
The former England skipper added that Kohli is doing a terrific job main the Indian Test facet.
“In terms of what Virat is doing with the Test team and Test match cricket, developing the Indian team, he is terrific.”