Virat Kohli claimed in the RCB Podcast Season 2 that despite making it to the ICC competition semifinal and finals, he has been labelled a “failed captain.”
Last year, Kohli gave up his position as captain in all formats.
Hey, you compete to win competitions. I served as captain for the 2017 Champions Trophy, reaching the final, the 2019 World Cup semifinal, the final of the World Test Championship, and the 2021 T20 World Cup (failed to qualify for the knockouts). I was viewed as a failure skipper after three or four ICC tournaments, said Kohli.
Changing the culture of the Indian cricket team, according to Kohli, would always be a source of pride for him.
I never looked at myself from that angle; what we ultimately achieved as a team and as a cultural transformation will always be a source of satisfaction for me.
“A tournament lasts for a set period of time, but a culture develops over a considerable amount of time, requiring consistency and more attributes than simply winning a competition.”
As a player I have won a World Cup. As a player, I took home the Champions Trophy. I was a member of the squad that triumphed in five Test games. That being said, there have been individuals who have never claimed a World Cup victory.
Moreover, Kohli expressed his gratitude for being a member of the team that won the 2011 ODI World Cup.
To be totally honest, I consider it a blessing that I was selected for the 2011 team. And while I had a tremendous run of excellent scores and made the team, the circumstances surrounding my selection were also fantastic.
Sachin Tendulkar participated in his sixth World Cup, which he also won. For the first time, I was able to join the team, and we ended up coming out on top.
I am taking stock of the things for which I am grateful rather than dwelling on the inadequacies of my professional life. He proclaimed, I don’t care whether my trophy cabinet is packed.
Throughout the course of a 15-year career, Kohli has represented India in 106 Tests, 271 ODIs, and 115 T20 Internationals, amassing over 25000 runs abroad.
Throughout the course of a 15-year career, Kohli has played for India in 106 Tests, 271 ODIs, and 115 T20Is, scoring over 25000 runs internationally.